Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Shocking Depths of Bush's Malice and Incompetence

Paul Krugman lays them out here. From Iraq to Katrina to Medicare, Bush has utterly dropped the ball. Moreover, if anyone in his administration tries to point this out to him, Bush immediately moves to attack that individual. For me, the most telling points in Krugman's analysis were these:
Knight Ridder's Washington bureau reports that from 2003 on, intelligence agencies "repeatedly warned the White House" that "the insurgency in Iraq had deep local roots, was likely to worsen and could lead to civil war." But senior administration officials insisted that the insurgents were a mix of dead-enders and foreign terrorists.Intelligence analysts who refused to go along with that line were attacked for not being team players. According to U.S. News & World Report, President Bush's reaction to a pessimistic report from the C.I.A.'s Baghdad station chief was to remark, "What is he, some kind of defeatist?"
Yes, reality isn't what it is. It's whatever Bush and his disgusting toadies and enablers decree it is.
And the entire world is paying the price.

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