Thursday, April 08, 2004

Violet on Rice 

She couldn't resist repeating the incredible claim that we were attacked on 9/11 "only for who we are; no other reason." Judging her on the merit of that analysis, one has to conclude that she's not qualified for the position of National Security Advisor. She's certainly intelligent enough for the job...

Why did she repeat such a ludicrous, emotionally charged claim? To discourage the investigation of the most important question: Why were we attacked on 9/11?

I was also struck by the reason she gave for the Bush administration's failure to retaliate for the attack on the Cole. Apparently, there was no need to waste our time on "tit for tat" responses because we had more shocking and awesome plans for the Muslim world.

Iraq is the real war that allows the neocons to define the "War on Terror" as a real war. Without Iraq, their war claims would lack the necessary gravitas. We really are at war now, and it seems that the neocons are free to conflate the two "wars" with impunity, until they truly become the same war.

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