Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Comment on Doonesbury worth reading

A comment from one of the readers to Doonesbury. Everybody who is listening to Romney and other Neocons taling tough should keep this in mind for the damage someone like that can do to a nation and the world:

The quote in the first panel of today's strip comes from "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush," Ron Suskind's terrifying article in the NYT Magazine of October 17, 2004. Here's the full quote, which reveals just how delusional that administration was: "In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn't like about Bush's former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House's displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend -- but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency. The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'" My guess is that the senior aide was Karl Rove, but who knows? They were all crazy.

This is what Americans now want? Righties, at least be honest about it. No more talk about doing it for those countries. It's all ego and who is really exceptional...

2 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Very well said. If hate is exceptional, these people have cornered the market!

Robert the Skeptic said...

All the Republican candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, are now sabre rattling about Iran. Can't blame them - perpetual war is good for the profits of the 1%.