Big Smoke

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Jindal Redux

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Dick Cheney, in his rebuttal to Obama’s speech on terrorism, may indeed have pulled a Bobby Jindal. To wit,

And when they see the American government caught up in arguments about interrogations or whether foreign terrorists have constitutional rights, they don’t stand back in awe of our legal system and wonder whether they had misjudged us all along.

Instead, the terrorists see just what they were hoping for: our unity gone, our resolve shaken, our leaders distracted. In short, they see weakness and opportunity.

Yes, how dare our democracy get in the way of defending our democracy. What was Bush’s famous quote? “If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” Yeah.

Rationalism!

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Amidst all the furor over transferring Guantanamo detainees to “our soil” (in federal maximum-security prisons, natch), Chuck got to elevate the state of New York above the stupid fearmongering other states have been clamboring about (and win himself some bonus political points with the current administration) by say, “Yeah, we’ll take ‘im.”

I used to run a site called the Ranters’ Network. I don’t think I’ve had this many positive political blogs in the site itself (which ran five years), let alone within a month’s time frame.

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