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Sitting here safely in Paris, I would say that eight years of Bush were a good thing. Accelerated the eventual bankruptcy of the world's most powerful terrorist state, in the process isolating it perceptibly from the rest of the Western democracies and, more importantly, inflicting lasting damaging to the image our peoples have of it. Shining beacon no more, especially since the generation which know the War is slowly dying off.

A win-win as far as I'm concerned. And, it is ridiculous to speak of a left in America. There isn't one, aside from a marginal (and purposefully marginalized) group of intellectuals (Wallerstein, Chomsky, Perry Anderson, et c.), primaily in academia.  

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 09:15:15 AM EST
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