- Exactly when did using diplomacy become a symbol of weakness in this country? Sure this is probably a redundant question since most of us already know the answer, but when did it become equivalent to appeasement? It's becasue of negations with leaders we particularly didn't care for, that has saved our nation's backside in the past! During the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the United States and the Soviet Union were on the brink of launching a nuclear war, it was JFK's harsh negotiation s with Khrushchev that kept either side from pushing the button. During Nixon's tenure as president, he talked to Communist China's leader, Mao, and opened the doors to trade with the communist nation. Hell, even Ronald Reagan, IMO, the most overrated president in U.S. History, and despite him being the rise of the neo-conservative movement in American politics, he still understood that he needed to talk with the coined nickname "Evil Empire", and did so with Gorbachev. Put simply, negotiation and keeping diplomatic relations, even to our enemies, has proven to have had great effect. So why is it that now, after the mess we've created in Iraq, are we still clinging on to this moronic foreign policy of 'talk tough and bomb the shit out of a nation?' when it has done this country, Iraq, and the rest of the world, no good?
- Why do I find the motives for Hillary Clinton staying in the race so hard to read? Part of me believes that she's still running becasue she really believes that she would be the stronger nominee against John McCain, and that the superdelegates will overturn the wises of the people to satisfy her drive to become president. Another part of me thinks that she's merely in it for positioning in Obama's administration, or to become his VP (sorry, I don't see her doing it becasue there's too much bad blood between her and Obama and that I don't think she would want to become anyone's second fiddle). Another part of me thinks that he's still running purely on her arrogance and her pride. Whatever the reason, it still doesn't change how I feel that I have lost a good amount of respect for her in this campaign season, thanks in part to her attack ads and her conduct.
- Why must President Bush continue to degrade himself, the office he swore to uphold with honor and integrity, and the young men and women who have died in his Iraqi War, by saying stupid, insensitive shit like this? This week, out of all the things this jackass has said and done during his seven years as Commander-in-Chief, his most offensive and heartless comments came out.
For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf.
“I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”
Nine rounds of hitting a fucking ball with a damn stick?? That's been your sacrifice to the 4,000+ men and women you've sent to their deaths??? Mr. President: this is NOT about you, or your damn game of golf! Pretend that you actually give a shit about the innocent blood that has been shed because of your lies, sir.