Wednesday, April 11, 2007

And The Band Plays On ...

Scathing is barely the word to describe it:

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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."

2 comments:

  1. Hm. "Stay the course" reminds me of Lone Watie's rant in Josey Wales: "Endeavor to persevere"...

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  2. james2:05 PM

    Ithink it's time for a new way to pick our leaders.I propose we use a lotteryin every state.Anyone can sign up to be eligible,but you have to submit to a general knowledge test,a backround test,and a drug test(drugs don't disqualify tou,we just want to know what you're on).The prez is determined by national lottery.All are subject to recall. Idon't think we can do any worse.

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