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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bush's Hostages

As everyone knows by now, Congress is apparently on the verge of caving to Bush on Iraq war funding. The word on the street - at least where I live - has been that Bush is holding the troops hostage.

It appears that point is starting to seep in. Here's Krugman:

There are two ways to describe the confrontation between Congress and the Bush administration over funding for the Iraq surge. You can pretend that it’s a normal political dispute. Or you can see it for what it really is: a hostage situation, in which a beleaguered President Bush, barricaded in the White House, is threatening dire consequences for innocent bystanders — the troops — if his demands aren’t met.


You can read more of what Krugman wrote at Economist's View.

2 Comments:

  • It is time to quit messing around with the war or terror. Reinstate the drfat, go in and defeat the Muslim extremists in Iraq, Pakistan, and anywhere they may try to hide. Muslim extremeists msut be stopped as they present the greatest threat to peace and stability throughout the world, and their beliefs are screwed up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 AM  

  • You are witness to the decline of empire, on both sides of the isle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:00 AM  

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