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Monday, December 30, 2002 :::
Another example of the America-hating liberal press

Take a look at this articlehere. If by some chance you are too lazy, here's the basics:

In the 80s, the administration of our beloved Saint Ronald Reagan and Bush the First was supplying arms, intelligence, anthrax and the bubonic plague to aide Iraq's war against Iran. The old "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" foreign policy.

Most intelligent people can come to terms with this, since it has been a fairly well known fact for years. Of course, such right-wing zealots like Ann Coulter make sure logic and fact don't affect their judgements, but we'll ignore her for now. The best part of the article is that Donald Rumsfeld was the specially appointed envoy to Bagdad on behalf of the Reagan administration. Hmm, let's see here. So, the guy who was responsible for normalizing relations with Bagdad back in the day is now the guy in charge of the Department of Defense that wants to start and offensive against Bagdad. And the US public hasn't been made aware of this because....why?

This is just another example of this administration's old world philosophy on modern problems. This shouldn't be much of a surprise. Many of the people staffing this administration have been involved in the federal government for generations. Rumsfeld and VP Dick Cheney have been around since the Ford administration. Perhaps the best way of putting it was an old joke I heard during the 2000 campaign - George W. Bush, building a bridge back to the 1950s.

Gotta love US foreign policy - screw long term vision, we have short-term allies to glad hand. Can't wait until the Saudis and Pakistanis find a way to fuck us over ten years from now. Oh, wait, the Saudis are already doing that today.

::: posted by Chris at 12:11 AM

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