Sunday, August 14, 2005

Angry Bear: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Angry Bear: " 'Declare Victory and Come Home' was one of my favorite blurbs some 35 years ago [during the Vietnam War]. Today, it would be an incredibly stupid thing to do – unless your only agenda was a Rovian GOP victory in 2006. Why do I sense that our worst nightmare is being designed right now in the White House?"

Bush has lost the Iraq War. The passage from the Washington Post, which has prompted Angry Bear's musings:

"The United States no longer expects to see a model new democracy, a self-supporting oil industry or a society in which the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges, U.S. officials say. "What we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground," said a senior official involved in policy since the 2003 invasion. 'We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning.' "

This blog is dedicated to looking for the consequences of Bush's stupidity, as they arrive on the horizon. Knowing that Bush's Presidency will, to a large extent, be the ruin of the United States, the country we love, we wryly note our own perverse hope that the catastrophic consequences of Bush's Presidency at least envelope Bush and his political allies. The one dividend -- the one positive -- we hope for, is that the collective greedy stupidity be swept aside, flushed out of the American political system for a generation or two, while the country recovers and rebuilds.

Now, Angry Bear offers us a reminder that Bush voters may, in fact, be too stupid to realize that the U.S. has lost Iraq in a big way.

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