He sounds more like a Reagan democrat than some sort of converted
He does not have a good grasp on what is really going on.
"Today it is liberals, not conservatives, who endeavor to defend civil
from the state"
total BS. Both sides have defended civil liberties, it merely depends
on which liberties you are talking about. Both sides espouse the
interference of government in our life, just in different ways.
"Like Brownshirts, the new conservatives take personally any criticism
leader and his policies. To be a critic is to be an enemy. I went
being an object of conservative adulation to one of derision when I
the US invasion of Iraq was a 'strategic blunder.'
I hear plenty of conservatives that are well thought of that have
criticized Bush in this regard. Could it be that his "conservative
adulation" had more to do with him being a liberal that was trumpeting
similar views to the conservatives on specific topics at the time, than
him actually being a conservative? Yeah, I think so.
"Because of the triumph of delusional "new conservatives" and the
demise of the
liberal media, this war is different from the Vietnam war. As more
killed and maimed in the pointless carnage, more Americans have a
emotional stake that the war not be lost and not be in vain. Trapped in
and unable to admit mistake, a reckless administration will escalate."
Does this guy have any credibility at all? He's right, we ARE trapped.
What does admitting the mistake have to do with anything? A pull out
at this stage would be a bigger disaster than going over there to begin
with. A reckless administration escalating? ridiculous.
"Not so long ago I would have identified the liberal media as the New
and Washington Post, CNN and the three TV networks, and National Public
But both the Times and the Post fell for the Bush administration's lies
WMD and supported the US invasion of Iraq. "
Fell for Bush administration lies? What a hack. So now our newspapers
are supposed to just print the opposite of what the CIA and the
administration say? How were they supposed to disprove this? What an
Thanks, John, we are all poorer for having read this steaming pile of
you know what.