To the likes of George Will, James Baker, many generals, and many grunts, we can add Gerald Ford and Donald Trump to the gaggle of poorly groomed, knee-jerk Marxists who criticize George Bush, his war, and, therefore, America itself.
Donald, the titan of capitalism, told Maureen Down in her column that came out last Saturday:
"No matter how long we stay in Iraq, no matter how many soldiers we send, the day we leave, the meanest, most vicious, most brilliant man in the country, a man who makes Saddam Hussein look like a baby, will take over and spit on the American flag. Bush will go down as the worst and the by far the dumbest president in history."
Just today, papers are releasing what the late Republican President Ford had told Bob Woodward in July, 2004:
"Rumsfeld and Cheney and the president made a big mistake in justifying going into the war in Iraq. They put the emphasis on weapons of mass destruction," Ford said. "And now, I've never publicly said I thought they made a mistake, but I felt very strongly it was an error in how they should justify what they were going to do."
I'll admit that Ford's criticism is mild and restrained. Nevertheless, back in the bad old days when right wing hyenas felt they could get away with destroying Natalie Maines and Cindy Sheehan, even the soft jabs that Ford is delivering here would have earned him charges that he supported terrorism, etc., blah, blah, blah.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
More hippie types denouncing the war