Carol Platt Liebau: Don't Forget the Churchill Dinner

Monday, November 28, 2005

Don't Forget the Churchill Dinner

It's this Friday -- and "columnist to the world" Mark Steyn is this year's honoree. More information is here!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...yeah, the Churchill Dinner. Like anyone cares what that is.

Today's posts seemed to go everywhere except talking about the resignation of a Congressman (yours, perhaps?), the woefully corrupt "Duke" Cunningham.

Guilty of accepting bribes from defense contractors in exchange for contracts, the congressman's story is but a microcosm of the bigger picture of how we got into this war. It started, of course, with Dubya's ax he needed to grind, the personal matter that clouded his judgment from the start. (Note: this same loss of objectivity is why we don't let the families of murder victims conduct trials.)

But then shortly thereafter came the bonuses of carrying out this fool's errand: money. Dubya's oil buddies would get richer, Dick's company, Halliburton, would be rolling in it. The whole military-industrial-energy complex for whom the two are just puppets would benefit. (No money to be made unless things are blown up and rebuilt, mind you.)

Once that was settled, along came the rationale -- the fixing of the intelligence around the policy, as laid out in the Downing Street memo.

Wave the flag. Roll tape of 9/11. Cue Lee Greenwood. Let the preachers, the red-blooded Bubbas, and the occasional out-of-touch blogger do the cheerleading. Commence bombing.

11:16 PM  

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