Friday, October 01, 2004

I am not worthy

Babble on.

You know how Occam's Carbuncle feels about Mark Steyn? Well, I feel that way about James Lileks. From today's Bleat:

But mostly I hate the debates because I simply cannot abide hearing certain statements I’ve been hearing over, and over, and over again. I can’t take any more talk about bringing allies to the table. Which ones? Brazil? Mynmar? Microfrickin’nesia? Are there some incredibly important and powerful nations out there whose existence has hitherto escaped me? Fermany? Gerance? The Galactic Order of the Belgian Dominion? Did we piss off the Vulcans? Who? If we mean “France and Germany,” then please explain to me why the reluctant participation of these two countries somehow bestows the magic kiss of legitimacy.


If all I did every day on this blog was link to the Bleat, you'd be getting your money's worth. (I know it's free, you maroon - it's just a freakin' saying fer cryin' out loud!)

Babble off.

2 Comments:

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be difficult for Tony Blair, John Howard or Berlusconi to refrain from weighing in on Kerry's sneering dismissal of the contribution of America's allies in Iraq. Kerry continually gets away with this, while at the same time claiming a Kerry administration would successfully solicit plenty of help from those " allies " who aren't currently in Iraq.

Although I don't think we'll see it, a well-publicized broadside from Blair, directed at Kerry's misrepresentation of the coalition, would be devastating to Kerry's campaign, and would also likely force an end to this dishonest distortion.

Rush Limbaugh brought up an interesting illustration of Kerry hypocrisy today on this very subject. Kerry's sister is currently in Australia, assisting the campaign of Mark Latham, the Labour challenger to John Howard. Latham is fanatically opposed to regime change in Iraq, and has made it clear he will remove the Australian contingent if elected. So, on one hand, we have Kerry telling the voters that he will build a stronger coalition of allies in Iraq, while on the other hand, his sister is working to bring about an election outcome in Australia that will result in the loss of one of America's most stalwart allies in Iraq.

 
At 2:29 AM, Blogger Doug said...

She's also effectively told Australians that their involvement in Iraq is an unfortunate mistake.

Although I don't think we'll see it, a well-publicized broadside from Blair, directed at Kerry's misrepresentation of the coalition, would be devastating to Kerry's campaign, and would also likely force an end to this dishonest distortion.

Which is the reason that even if it happens we won't see it.

 

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