Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Some observations in politics

Been listening to many of the news reports about the "debates" on the Bush nominee for UN representative, and it definitely fits a pattern:

1) Bush nominates the guy who wrote memos saying torture could be legal to be the primary legal enforcement officer in the land.

2) He nominates the person who was critical in implementing the policy on Iraq, which brought relations between the US and much of the world to a decade-long low, to be the Secretary of State, whose main job is to repair those very relations.

3) He nominates the guy who despises the UN and alienates many he works with to be the chief diplomat to the UN.

If there is a greater sign that Bush values only those with whom he agrees, and views all others as mere obstacles, I don't know what it is.

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