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Which is why I have problems with the oil motive. The vulnerability of oil infrstructure has been well known for a long, long time. Likewise the ease with which shipping can be attacked in the gulf.

But the only one of these dimwits who has anything resembling real experience at the sharp end of the stick is Colin Powell... and he was kept out of the loop because he was a political risk.

The rest of them are serial fuck-ups in everything they've ever done except the Washington patronage game. I wouldn't be surprised if their mental image of the world outside the Beltway does not compare favourably to a bad computer game.

And nobody is going to tell them that they're wrong. Because the first thing they did when they came into office was to start making examples of all the people who told them that they were wrong, on even the most minute detail.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Apr 28th, 2009 at 05:29:08 AM EST
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