Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Spent some time watching the war last night. As I watched Bush and Blair explain how the Iraqis would be running their own country after the war, it occurred to me for the first time that there is actually a thread of consistency running through Bush's policies. If you're a young mother, hoping for a better life through education, Bush doesn't give a shit and won't give you a penny to help. If you just got out of jail and want to turn your life around, well, Bush doesn't give a shit and won't give you a penny to help. And if you're a nation devastated by decades of rule by tyrannical opportunists who just got bombed into oblivion by the U.S. (Afghanistan for example), Bush doesn't give a shit and won't give you a penny to help. However, if you make $100,000,000 a year and hate paying taxes on dividends, Bush'll gladly pony up to see what he can do to alleviate your suffering.

It's evil, confused, and counter-productive, but it is, at least, consistent.

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