Steve Clemons and Lincoln Chafee
Steve Clemons is one of the most respected Foreign Affairs Commentators in Washington DC. His blog Washington Note
is one of the best on the internet.
But I strongly disagree with him in his support for Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee
, who, in my opinion, has been a rubber stamp for Bush's White House when it comes to casting his VOTE.
This is a comment I posted on his blog.
I strongly disagree with you, Steve. (By mistake I used the word "agree" in the original posting, but later posted a correction.)
I have watched Chafee perform in many investigations, hearings, etc.
He is a person who speaks with a forked tongue. He never has meant what he has said. He knows what his constituents want him to say but the final outcome, when based on his vote, he has been subservient to the dictates of the White House.
That does not give him much character to stand on.
Of course, you are entitled to your views. But anyone to support someone who stood to remove the right of habeas corpus and to permit torture?
Steve, Americans are entitled to the Government they vote for. With Chafee is "what you see in his vote is what you get"!
I am sure when it comes to setting up gulags for Americans - he will be at the forefront VOTING for it.
Remember well the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller - and Steve, your stance as a reasoned American makes it difficult for me to believe in any "American".
I hope Steve changes his views!
The Lady Blogger from Baghdad...
(Cross-posted on my Jacob's Politics Blog
makes me want to cry. She has been off-line for a long long time. On October 18the she came back on line with a posting The Lancet Study... .
Among the many important statements she makes, two stand out.
"For American politicians and military personnel, playing dumb and talking about numbers of bodies in morgues and official statistics, etc, seems to be the latest tactic. But as any Iraqi knows, not every death is being reported. As for getting reliable numbers from the Ministry of Health or any other official Iraqi institution, that's about as probable as getting a coherent, grammatically correct sentence from George Bush- especially after the ministry was banned from giving out correct mortality numbers...."
The statement about Bush and a grammatically correct sentence reflects clearly on the mental capacity of Americans. If he was "elected" once, we could point to "Bush Supporters". But to be "elected" twice labels "all Americans" as being irresponsible.
"Let's pretend the 600,000+ number is all wrong and that the minimum is the correct number: nearly 400,000. Is that better? Prior to the war, the Bush administration kept claiming that Saddam killed 300,000 Iraqis over 24 years. After this latest report published in The Lancet, 300,000 is looking quite modest and tame. Congratulations Bush et al."
What are we in this world waiting for?
Do we want Bush to reach the figures of genocide that Hitler achieved before we do something to get rid of this despotic tyrant?
Our "irresponsible" Americans seem unable to do this and many on both sides of the political spectrum even cheer him on while he does his antics of destabilising OUR WORLD.