Thursday, March 08, 2007

"America has been conducting an experiment...."

"...for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn't make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment. If a guy is stupid, it makes a big difference."
Those are the words of Gen. Tony McPeak, USAF (ret.) Who, incidentally, originally campaigned for Bush in 2000. Sucker.

In the same article by Rolling Stone, Sen. Bob Graham looks on the sunny side of life:
I believe the chance that the chaos in Iraq could bring countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia into the mix is in the forty to fifty percent range. The big danger is what I call the August 1914 Syndrome. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo — what would have been in the scale of history a minor event — set in motion activities that turned out to be beyond the ability of the Western powers to control. And they ended up in one of the most brutal wars in man's history by accident.
Nice. Read a nice line a few days ago -- "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." Seems apt.

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