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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

'Scuse me?

We know by now that the Bush administration's entire Campaign 2006 strategy is to get a little more mileage of that oldie-but-goodie: voting for weak-willing, lily-livered Lamont types will ensure al Qaeda will take up permanent housekeeping on our shores.

The only way to avoid this fate is to vote GOP, so the strategy goes.

So imagine my surprise (not) over this great piece of reporting by The Associated Press. It bears repeating:
While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology.
Remember, this is the same Bush administration that is in full-campaign mode, warning Americans they have more to fear than just fear itself and they would be nowhere without the vigilant Bush team snooping in the garbage and in their windows.

So how does this fear-mongering mesh with budget cutting? Inquiring minds want to know and are eagerly awaiting answers. Of course, they are also not holding their breath either.

The safer world that George Bush wants us to believe he has created includes millions of Muslims who hate us, a subset who want to blow us out of the sky. It also includes millions, if not billions of people who see the blatant contradictions between Bush word and action that 55 percent of the American public fails to see.

What are they smoking/drinking? No wonder the rest of the world no longer respects us.


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