A Grab-Bag of Online Reading
Andrew Sullivan – a Republican and conservative who backed the Iraq War early on, but switched gears – separating him self not from his conservative roots or Republican party, but from the neocon cohort that has, according to many a “true” conservative” corrupted the Republican party.
Check this out. Although Rush Limbaugh tried to use this video as a dig against Gore and liberals-at-large, I view it for what it was in ’92, and what it really means now – that we, the US, under the auspices of Reagon and Bush I, made our own bed – the messy, horrible, never-a-happy ending, disaster-ridden one we lie in now.
I don’t think Gore was advocating at the time that we invade Iraq, rather, that we should not have cozied up with Iraq in a “the enemy of my enemy is my friend – even if that ‘friend’ is a despot and stands for everything we purport ourselves to be” maneuver.
I’m sure some will say – “well see, in 92 Gore was saying Iraq was developing WMD.” Yeah, yeah – but 1992 is far different than 2003. So, was Bush II relying on 10-year-old intelligence? Hah!
More video! This is a hoot. Loch Ness Monster vs. Ron Paul.
Oh joy – gambling on political futures – more fun than the stock market! (And perhaps just a tad bit more interesting than the so-called debates.)
The originator of this video claims it’s nothing but a joke, and women who are offended by this piece are overly-sensitive. Hah! Surely this video is a scathing indictment of men who are misogynist assholes. For some solid, feminist commentary on this video, see http://www.shakesville.com/2007/06/rape-is-hilarious-put-to-music-edition/.