December 2, 2006

Excerpts from 3 Op Eds

Maureen Dowd writes in her New York Times opinion column: "Poppy Bush and James Baker gave Sonny the presidency to play with and he broke it. So now they're taking it back."
After the Gridlock Government under Poppy—I never thought I’d wish those days back. But, I do.
E. J. Dionne Jr. writes in his Washington Post opinion column: "No longer will the national tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, be used to undermine the opposition party. It was only after he was forced to do so by an electoral defeat that President Bush called for genuine bipartisanship . . . . Imagine what the world would look like if he had done that a year or two ago."
I’m just hoping he does it NOW. I’m waiting to see if his words are followed by actions. And I’m not actually expecting it to happen.
David Ignatius writes in his Washington Post opinion column with this fascinating if unsourced assertion:
"'The White House had decided in the spring that it was time to make a change at the Pentagon, and officials were steeling themselves to break the news to Rumsfeld when the 'generals' revolt' erupted on newspaper op-ed pages, with former officers lining up to denounce their ex-boss. The White House decided it couldn't appear to bow to pressure and retreated.'
Could Bush really be this petty about matters of life and death?"
Well, probably.
To him, they're just tin soldiers.

1 comment:

TomCat said...

1. Countries are far too complex to be use as Dubya's toys. He's wrecked two so far.

2. Bush-speak dictionary:
Bipartisanship=do what I want and I'll act nice.

3. Bush was determined to keep Rummy, but decided that, if the GOP was stomped in the election, he would fire him as a sacrificial goat to create the appearance of change. Had the GOP won one more Senate seat, Rummy would still be Sec-Def.