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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Downward Spiral

Montana's Missoula News sums up the unraveling of the Bush Administration; here's a snippet:
If recent polls are any indication, the Bush administration is losing ground on virtually every front, from an outright rejection of Bush's Social Security plan to a growing ennui with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American people seem to have had it with the swaggering braggadocio of Bush, Cheney and their coterie of propagandists, Bible-thumpers and cover-up specialists. Slowly but surely the Bush presidency, heavy with secrecy, fraud and deceit, is beginning to fray at the edges, gradually unraveling toward the historical infamy it so well deserves.

For those who have criticized this administration from the outset, it's tough not to say we told you so. In fact, though characterized as naysayers at best and unpatriotic traitors at worst, things have turned out pretty much the way many predicted, especially in regard to the spurious and costly invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Just last week the death toll of American soldiers in Iraq passed the 1,700 mark, and that doesn't count the many who have been grievously wounded in body and mind, to say nothing of the estimated 100,000 Iraqi casualties.

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