Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Some quick thoughts:

-- Russia attacks Georgia--repeatedly. I am so saddened by the Bush administration's response to this matter so far. They are doing nothing but guaranteeing that at some point in time, there will be a much stronger Russian thrust into the Caucuses.

Realists understand that shows of strength must be met with equal strength. And shows of military strength must be met swiftly and unwaveringly--although not necessarily with a military response.

Putin's plays into Georgia so far has been met with. . .umm. . .well, that would be nothing substantial. Georgia is left hanging at the end of the plank, and that plank likely will disappear at a time of Putin's choosing. The West's ineffectiveness in the face of this bald aggression is disturbing and nauseating.

And all the while, the global oil market has another major blow dealt to the supply system. How's that for salt in your wounds?

-- John Edwards admits to affair. Honestly, I don't care too much about this story. Yes, it's tragic. . .poor Elizabeth. . .etc etc. The BIGGEST angle on this story to me is this: can he come back from this? Now I may not be the best person to answer this question, since the chance of me ever voting for this classist phony is zero, but my GUT feeling is that in about 6 years--give or take a couple--he's going to be back in the political spotlight. Why, you ask? Well, because we have a system wherein anybody who can get people to vote for him has a future in politics.

And there are people who would vote for John Edwards. Hence, he has a future in politics.

Everybody take note: we get the government we deserve.


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