Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ex-Aide Details a Loss of Faith in the President - New York Times

This article will be making an impact in the news cycle.

The subject of the article sounds like a real political hack -- the sort of hack we can expect to be elevated Bremer-like to be in charge of something big, like FEMA. He doesn't really say when the disillusionment set in, but does mention Katrina and 2005 in the same breath as Cindy Sheehan.

I wrote privately recently my thoughts on why Bush is a disaster and why they are trying like hell to change the subject on the levee flood..

"If a hundred billion dollar loss comes from three decades of bad federal spending, [ that was cumulatively not even a billion dollars] what is lurking in the known time bombs: medicine, demographics, pensions, expansionist diplomacy and aging miltary infrastructure, stupid teachers educating stupid kids; asteroids, bird flu?

America hates us for exposing the 'chickens coming home to roost'. Better to malign the messenger/victim, particularly when they are undereducated, mostly black, and kinda like Puerto Rico in their being a part of the 'real' U.S.of A.

Much better than slander the victims than to face the fact that the 'Empire' was probably bankrupt/overextended a generation ago and is careening off the cliff now. "

But I guess the road to disillusionment is a windy one.

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