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I disagree. I believe Bush has gone way south of delusional, and I suspect Cheney is arrogant to the point of pathology. (I also have a sneaking suspicion that we would see Ahmadinejad as a conventional, if inflexible moderately talented politician if we understood his context better).

The Big Money people were Bush I's backers, and we've seen what short shrift Baker & Co. get in Washington these days. Maybe the oil industry is still on board, but I would be surprised if a large part of the moneyed establishment isn't feeling just as helpless as we are right now.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:23:50 PM EST
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Thyssen, one of the biggest German industrialists and an avid political and financial supporter of Hitler, was eventually arrested and sent to a concentration camp.

Big Oil may have seen Junior as their creature, and Cheney as their creature's handler. But if so, they haven't been paying attention to their history.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:39:03 PM EST
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haven't been paying attention to their history.

Yep. That's kinda tough for people who've conditioned themselves not to consider anything longer than a 3-month timeframe.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 02:08:54 PM EST
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