Strange Brouhaha

Friday, January 28, 2005

What is the matter with these people!?

The title of the e-mail from truthout says it all: "GOP Sabotaged Security Efforts at Chemical Plants."

The chemical industry did not want to be made to harden its plants, and they found staunch allies in the Republican party.

I'm sure I do not need to bring up the numerous times George Bush said that if John Kerry was elected, the terrorists would win, the terrorists would attack, the terrorists this, the terrorists that. I'm sure I do not need to remind everyone how Bush has implied that he and Donald Rumsfeld were the only ones who would keep America safe.

Apparently their idea of keeping America safe is ignoring our borders, ignoring our coasts, ignoring our chemical plants, ignoring our water treatment plants, ignoring our food supply, ignoring our police and fire departments (no new equipment or training!), not finding Osama bin Laden, attacking a country that didn't do anything to us, and torturing arbitrarily-arrested prisoners in sick and hideous ways so that everyone will hate us and want to get revenge.

And people apparently (if the election results are to be believed) thought this was an excellent strategy.

Um....have we checked the water supply for lead lately? Or maybe LSD?

Good Christ, as my old Latin teacher Sister Eleanor used to say (while rolling her eyes).


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