Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
But still. After 300 years of continental suckitude we have an awareness of consequences.

The US doesn't do consequences. The US can invade a country on the basis of naked lies and then look around a few years later and say 'Who? Us? What did we do?'

And then it can do it all again forty years later and still not see it as a problem.

The US is a teenager that wants to do whatever it wants, doesn't want to clean its room, wants the keys to the car even though it hasn't learned how to drive properly and will run it off the road, and believes it's infallible, invincible, and knows everything.

Clinton was at the moderate end of this spectrum. Bush is off at the crazy nutjob end. But it's the same spectrum, differing only in degree. And most of the racket is run by the one loose cabal which is based in Washington but controls most of the politics and most of the media. Some of the Dems are outside the loop, and genuinely populist, so the situation isn't quite hopeless. But many aren't.

Peaceful but firm civil unrest would be a good thing now. It's going to have to happen sooner or later, because after Bush surges he's going to want to surge again and again.

The planned war in Iran is going to mean a draft, and the only thing that's going to stop that is peasants and pichforks.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 05:57:37 AM EST
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