Marching to the same drummer

The Bush Administration, and it's neo-con nut cases, are nothing, if not predicatable.

It's hard to tell if they are really trying to con the American people, yet again, with their drum beating and cooked "intelligence" on these weapons, supposedly manufactured in Iran, or if they are simply trying to "gin up" their courage, to strike or invade Iran.

You know, kind of like the school yard bully who keeps telling you his is gonna kick your ass, but is afraid to, cause he might be seen to be the bully that he is.

So, instead, he just keeps insulting you and making public accusations, until, at last, he is convinced that enough people will stand by and watch, while he does his nasty deed.

The real reason they used those anonymouse military talking heads to present their "evidence" is to distance themselves, even further, so that, should it become clear that Iran is not involved, at the "highest levels" in the supply of these weapons, they will be in the clear.

Even military leaders are not convinced that Iran is involved "at the highest levels".

In any event, why is that a justification for a strike at Iran? It's just plain stupid.

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Boehners Boner? What, no outrage on the Right?

No, not a juvenile play on words (may be that's why CNN has taken to pronouncing his name differently?) but pointing out the double standard of the so called "liberal media".

They create a hurricane over Kerry's botched joke, yet let Rep. Boner slide for a direct and intentional assualt upon the ability of those actually doing the fighting.

And did you notice Boner's extremely expensive suit? Hmm, the repugnicans must be doing well, indeed.

The right, and some CNN morning shows, continue to show their low character by continuing to assault Kerry, despite his apology (for something that was perceived, not intended), yet say little or nothing about the direct and INTENTIONAL insult by Rep. Boner.

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Here we go again.

As if on que, yet again, when the Bush administration (so-called), and it's Republican enablers, seem on the ropes, poltically and morally, someone comes to their rescue.

And, funny, ain't it, how the que's always seem to come from an enemy, particularly one of those from the "axis of evil".

As if on que, just in time for the elections (yet again), some crisis looms.

This time it is North Korea, creating anxiety, and fomenting fears of war, just in time.

What was it last year and the year before? Or, have you forgotten, already?

Why would these people do this, on the eve of an election, when such actions would seem likey to increase fears, which, according to conventional wisdom, tends to favor keeping incumbents in office?

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The smoking tongue?

There was a particularly telling exchange, in my humble opinion, at a recent Presidential news conference:

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The president continued:

You know, I've heard this theory about everything was just fine until we arrived, and kind of "we're going to stir up the hornet's nest" theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm concerned. The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.

Q: What did Iraq have to do with that?

THE PRESIDENT: What did Iraq have to do with what?

Q: The attack on the World Trade Center?

THE PRESIDENT: Nothing, except for it's part of -- and nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a -- the lesson of September the 11th is, take threats before they fully materialize....Nobody has ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.

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Well, nobody in the Administration except, umm, Dickey Cheney, and other neo-cons. And outside the Administration, myriad neo-con talking heads.

In fact, in the immediately preceeding comments, the Bush himself uttered that very suggestion, hoping, apparently, that the Press was too stupified to notice.

The Administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth.

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