War Fall Guy - I mean Czar - Named

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mactastic, May 15, 2007.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well, we all wondered who would be crazy enough to want this position. Now we know. Looks like Lute thinks this is the way to that coveted fourth star on his lapel...

    Anyone think he'll be able to make a difference, or will he simply become the fall guy for a failed surge come September?

    Oh, and how much would it suck to know you're at least the third or fourth choice here? And to know the reasons the four-stars turned the job down via their public remarks...
     
  2. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    He wasn't high enough up the chain to say "no".

    Bush's "dee dee dee" mental powers and the neocon's "if we just kill more of them it'll start to work" strategy lost this war before the plan ever left the confines of their twisted little hearts.
     
  3. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    This appointment will not make the slightest difference to anybody or anything of importance. It's irrelevant for the war, the aftermath or even the discussion of it. Do you know what this is? It is a classic for anyone who has ever studied history. Classic. It is the stench of failure and delusion. As leaders become isolated and increasingly delusional unable to face the reality of utter defeat, one of the last symptoms is to shuffle personnel, appoint new executives, generals and flunkies, create new positions (as is the case here), all in the vain hope that somehow just by moving these stick figures around, the whole world will be re-arranged. What you are watching, is the equivalent of Hitler in his bunker in May 1945 with the Red Army searching the streets above him - while he is moving imaginary armies on a big map, appointing new generals while pacing back and forth waiting for news of victory. That's what's happening.
     
  4. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Let's see... how did that one end?
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Bush is secretly emigrating to Argentina? :eek:
     
  6. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    If you believe this about Bush's mental prowess, it kind of says something about both Gore and Kerry losing to him, don't it?
     
  7. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Not really. It says more about the people who voted for Bush. I don't mean that as a jab. That's just realistic.
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. It says a sizable number of Americans are incredibly gullible.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    fixed it for you :D
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    The words "deckchairs" and "Titanic" spring to mind.
     
  11. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    And in the case of Gore, it says much about the absolute corruption that allowed the election to be stolen. Frankly, it wasn't that Bush was a super smart criminal, rather that the people behind him have no scruples and obviously knew that he's entirely in their pocket... so that they can rob the treasury blind , allow sweatheart deals etc. They were right - just look at the level of debt. They knew, they couldn't do that under Gore.
     
  12. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Having read Allen Drury's novel, "Pentagon", many years ago, and having watched all the screwing around in the War on Drugs and then the intel fiascos prior to 9/11: Just guessing, but I think the intent is to have one person with the authority to say, "Do this!" and get some action out of all the support-bureaucrats of the Pentagon.

    Trouble is, professional bureaucrats are better at obfuscation and avoidance of action to a far greater extent than anybody else is at figuring out why things didn't happen.

    Hey, the "Drug Czar" deal didn't work out all that well, either...

    'Rat
     
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  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    Offensive as in first strike or behaving like Paul Wolfowitz? ;)
     
  15. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Funny thing is, Shrub just expanded the federal government yet again, and you heard nary a peep from the unhinged Clinton-hating crowd who complain so bitterly that liberals just want to keep expanding the federal governemnt...
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    To be fair, Kerry sucked. But Gore actually did win. I didn't vote for him, but a majority of America did. Probably would have been even more if Lieberman wasn't his running mate. And the Dems took back both houses in '06.

    So what's your point, other than to distract from the fact that Bush sucks?
     
  17. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, it kind of says something about the mental prowess of those who support Bush...
     

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