Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by NATO AIR, Sep 27, 2006.
Is this the end?
Eddie, I'm going to wait on this. Read the previous blog entries. One side or the other doth protest too much.
Absolutely, but I do find it quite interesting that the only scandal in the post 9/11 era to hold "weight" has been the Oil For Food Scandal. Plamegate, Able Danger, etc, maybe I'm being too dismissive, I'm rather tired of being led along by all these domestic issues, ignoring the big picture, big ticket issues.
I think that what we see domestically is the combination of MSM and politics that keep the issues in a fog. As a country, regardless of how 'European' our press may sound on 'issues', there is an inherent distrust of international organizations, (read alliances), that while reporting may be held to a very few, (Rosette), the hordes of reporters do not attack. It's not true on what turn into political issues.
Yes, the "fog of war". and things lesser than war. I do look forward to 2008 when we can have a decent debate, because I think the best and brightest will come out to avoid the disaster of 2004 and to avenge the conservative disapointments of 2004-2008.
There are a lot of good Demos out there, but I fear they have been shouted out by the left and horrified by the Dobson/Buchannan types of the right. Willl the solid center remain though?
Perhaps there are good dems, I am not finding many. Then again, can't say I find a lot of good repubs either. Funny on Obama, even the Chicago papers are not as 'big' on him as NYTimes, etc. There is something funny there.
People need hope and appreciate frankness. Obama seems to be very skilled at showing off both in large amounts. I see him as a fantastic president one day, if the Senate does not corrupt him, or worse, if the Democratic Party does not make him radioactive with their increasing insanity.
The clouds of confusion over Iraq and the irrational hatred of George Bush, the culture of political warfare we have right now, etc etc, all this creates a toxic mixture of terrible proportions for political leadership and opposition.
I wouldn't trust Pelosi and co. with a used car, let alone a country, but I certainly have no love or respect left for the current crowd in GOP political leadership. JUST IMHO though. That's why I wait for 2008, Brownback, Obama, Coburn, Romney, etc. New leaders for a new era.
Well I hope you are not disappointed with Obama, the question is which way will the corruption go? Word to the wise, when a politician comes from Chicago to the national stage so suddenly, with little criticism/noise from Chicago, watch out. Just saying...
Oh they all disapoint, but isn't that the fun and thrill of it?
Excellent observation from you though. Chicago politics is a world of its own . As one could say about LA, Baltimore, Miami, NYC, etc.
But perhaps we expect too much from our politicians? I would love for us to have a president who cheated on his wife, lied to many others, accepted bribes in the past, etc, as long as he was competent, ruthless and absolutely unwavering in his committment to securing America's future.
I don't expect TOO MUCH from politicians.
I certainly DON'T expect our president to cheat on his wife, lie, take bribes, or any other morally bankrupt behavior.
I DO expect him to be competent, and absolutely unwavering in his commitment to securing America's future.
I don't think that's anymore than I would expect from myself. Why allow the people that represent us to subscribe to a lower moral agenda?
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