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A Man Needs A Fish Like A Woman Needs a Bicycle
Monday, May 03, 2004
TORTURING A PRESDIENCY--ANOTHER WILD PROPHECY The Presdient's poll numbers have held up in the face of some pretty bad news up till now. I think the point of their free fall is near upon us (another prophecy bound to be shown wrong in the fullness of time!?). Why do I make this wild claim? The torture scandal, though not as heavily covered here as opposed to overseas makes it clear that WE are responsible for these acts. Americans are not going to feel comfortable with these actions, because it calls into question the very values that we feel are important--fairness, freedom, due process, a respect for basic rights, amongst others. "The fact that we are better than this." The US army is our representative, and also the representative of American Government policy. No one likes to be shown a picture of themselves as ugly as that. For that reason, voters are not going to appreciate the way such an unflattering mirror has been turne d upon us. Support for such a corrupting influence as this war will fall precipitously. Alternatively, we could all become so hardened to it all, and decide that a few warheads will help solve the problem. Let God sort the whole mess out...
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