We have been told for some time that Donald Rumsfeld was incompetent
. We have been told that he has made political decisions that have been devastating for the troops.
Why won't anyone listen? Are we so enmeshed into the political party system that we are being so bombarded with duplicate information that the things that this White House administration does has made us shrug our shoulders in indifference because we don't feel we make a difference at all.
From push polling to the battle cry from both sides that "We are right" to "You're not patriotic if you disagree" is getting tiresome.
Why do you think the spin continues? I can only speak for myself but it makes my cranium swell, not knowing what is really going on, and that is part of the reason why Karl Rove is a genius.
It's like gluttony. We eat too much and we forget what the taste of the food we devoured is, its more of matter of consumption instead of what we are actually consuming.
I'm absolutely amazed that every time any indiscretions are brought up regarding our current leadership, it is immediately dismissed.
Are we any safer now than we were five years ago, ten years ago?
Yes, Clinton lost it on Fox, and I was glad to see it.
Now Condi says he didn't have a plan.
Maybe it wasn't the Bush Administration's plan, but it doesn't mean it wasn't a plan nonetheless.
We respected Ed Murrow for his candor, but we don't want it now. Our country is more smitten with Paris Hilton getting drunk or Lindsey Lohan dating a guy who owns a restaurant called The Pink Taco.
Corker and Ford are basically the same candidate in many ways. Candidates run on issues that stroke the heartstrings that, in the end, they will have very little say so about.
And the army needs more money
. Where is the money going to come from? We speak calmly about torturing people
and no one blinks an eye.
The GOP and the Democrats promise a big fight
because they need to look like they have some cojones, but in the end, nothing really changes other than media coverage that is waiting for something else to boost ratings and newspaper sales.
So, yeah, I'm irritated.
Illustration by Beth Cravens