The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Links Masquerading As A Rant
- This week, we got the new Woodward book and its damaging, but not that surprising, allegations
- April, as measured by US casualties, is now the bloodiest month of the war
- We have this article, published today, about a memo detailing the shitshow that is post-war Iraq, written by a hawkish US government official working with the Coalition Provisional Authority.
- Last Tuesday, President Bush gives a press conference, my reaction to which can best be described by this.
Yesterday, two polls were released, both showing improvements in Bush's head-to-head numbers with Kerry.
What gives? Outside of a great March jobs report, the past two months have yielded very little in the way of positive news for this administration. But, in thinking about the election and John Kerry's chances, the iPod in my mind keeps repeating a classic 1988 Saturday Night Live skit, with Jon Lovitz, in his dead-on Dukakis impersonation, saying, "I can't believe I'm losin' to this guy!"
Maybe the less-wacky-by-the-day idea of sending a few thousand 18 to 25 year-old sons and daughters to Iraq will wake people up.