Monday, April 10, 2006

The World Is A Better Place?

bush continues to rant, that even though it turns out Saddam didn't have WMDs, we still had to invade Iraq, to take away his WMDs (that he didn't have), and that the world is a better place without Saddam in power.

Now maybe, there's a better world in an alternate reality, where Saddam is not in power. I can accept that as an untestable possibility.

Could someone explain how the world is better today than it was in 2002?

Let's say hypothetically, that someone who went into a coma in 2002, suddenly awoke and found themselves in 2006. What would they find that would make them exclaim, "Damn! The World Is A Much Better Place Now! What A World Of Difference!"?

3 Comments:

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Joe Visionary said...

Maybe he has stock in the oil companies!! He'd pass a brick once he saw where the price of gas has has gotten to!

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Douglass said...

Weaseldog!

I was sent here from one of your comments on Kunstler's blog.

I think you would thoroughly enjoy reading this article. It is old, but good. I think it backs many of your positions:

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/world/article.jsp?content=20050307_101541_101541

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Thanks for the link Douglass.

Nothing has changed since that article was written, except the size of the numbers.

There's really no good news happening. bush as president has reworked our government into a very anti-American entity.

The only good news I'm hearing is about all of the Republicans being arrested for bribery and rackateering. I'm enheartened to know that some folks in the upper echelon of Homeland Security are no longer using our government offices as the center of af a pedaphilia ring.

But as good as that news is, it's no better than removing a dead cat from your wall. Sure, you know the smell isn't getting worse for a time, but the house still stinks and you now have a hole in your wall. What's worse than that is wondering where your second cat went.

I saw Cheney's secretary on TV today, 'Matalin' I think her name was. She was real excited about how they were changing up the nameplates and letterhead at the White House. She was almost giddy about record unemployment and record this and record that... But that record unemployment is only a record, because it's an improvement over 2003. Meaning that the numbers are the best they've been since they got real bad. So they are better than the worst numbers this administration has seen. They are still the worst numbers seen in my lifetime.

How meaningless is that as a bragging point?

Condileeza Rice tells us that the administration has made thousands of mistakes, but to give them a break, because they are still learning. As I see it, the White House is the last place I want to see people learning Statesmanship. I'd rather these people were learning it in Junior College with mock scenarios, than screwing up thousands of times, learning on our dime. No other presidency has seen six years of screwups, as it's staff learns about how government and public policy work.

And they brag they are doing a great job.

I should probably be writing this as a post rather than a reply to comment. Maybe soon...

In the mean time, enjoy the show. Things will have to get a lot worse before they get better than a lot worse.

 

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