"We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, “Stay the course.”
Stay the course? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I’ll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore."
That's an excerpt from an upcoming book by Lee Iacocca, "Where Have All The Leaders Gone?"
The full excerpt is here.
Today's news that the White House, attempting to reorganize (again) the running of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is having trouble finding a military official willing to take such a job is another troubling indication that the policies are floundering.
"The very fundamental issue is, they don't know where the hell they're going," said retired Marine Gen. John J. "Jack" Sheehan, a former top NATO commander who was among those rejecting the job."