Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Quick takes

I’ve not been on the computer too much for the last few days. Much of that time Mr. Pop was using it for work. So as not to waste my time, I have been reading Michael Isikoff's and David Corn’s book, “Hubris”. This book is about how the intelligence, along with a heaping pile of BS, were used to take our country into this war in Iraq. Time wise this is a great time for me to read this book because all of this will be fresh in my mind as I read Tenet’s new book. That’s right, I’ll read Tenet’s book so you don’t have to. See what I’ll do for a friend?

One quick thought here. Have you noticed when there is a Republican talking about the war they seem to always mention that the Democrats are just thinking about politics while the Republicans are thinking about how to bring about a victory in Iraq? Does that talking point sound like it came from Karl Rove or what?


Blogger sumo said...

Definitely...and thanks for reading the book so I won't have to.

May 01, 2007 3:27 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

These asswipes are very disclipined when it comes to the use of Rovian talking points. And the press and the pathetic 28% fall for it every time.

May 01, 2007 3:35 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

So much BS, when will it ever end from this bunch> ; (

Good luck getting through the latter book!

May 01, 2007 4:34 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Typical Rovian - Take a snapshot of what you are doing that's bad, then accuse your opposition of doing it so you will be seen as monitoring the bad guys. He does that over and over. So the next time someone is arrested, they just claim it was the cop who was speeding. The actual speeder is just trying to drive carefully and get out of the way.

May 01, 2007 4:35 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

The talking point is either from a Republican, or Joe Leiberman.

May 01, 2007 6:20 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Good, keep them all on Rove's talking points: the public is no longer falling for it. They've been smearing Harry Reid since January, and his poll numbers have gone up, same with Pelosi. I think Reid's answer to the Dickster's criticism: I'm not debating the Iraq war with someone with poll numbers in the single digits.


May 01, 2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

sb Gypsy is correct. The talking points are no longer working and the public is fed up and not drinking the kool-aid. We are at the cusp of a solution and the momentum is on our side. Keep hammering.

May 01, 2007 6:32 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

I presume you'll give us a full book report, right?

May 01, 2007 7:10 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I'm so glad you'll read Tenet's book so I won't have to. I could barely tolerate having to hear him defend himself all weekend on the talking head news circuit. The Republicans only know how to frame every argument as political posturing. It's what they do, they have nothing else.

May 01, 2007 7:28 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

you are much too kind.

May 01, 2007 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Lily said...

Ha! Good, you read it PoP!!!

Hubris is becoming a theme, huh?

May 01, 2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger Lola Heatherton said...

George Tenent saw there was a dollar to be made, and so he jumped on the best seller list. He's so predictable, it's scary.

But he's not got a good face for a book tour.

May 01, 2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger Marva said...

The Repubs should be reminded that it was on their watch that 9/11 happened. They are the ones who failed to capture Bin Ladin. George Tenet (while covering his own ass) points out the miserable failure the WH pretender was in this entire sorry history of the war that should not be.

May 01, 2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I love how they feel that everything the Democrats do is "political", ignoring that the same (or worse) is routinely done by Republicans as well. As if it's possible to divorce "anything" that takes place in Washington from politics.

May 01, 2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Totally off-topic...

PoP - I think I may have found some relatives of Fred from the Olde Country:


May 01, 2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger C-dell said...

That book saounds really interesting. I want to read George Tenets book.

May 01, 2007 11:05 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Oh, it's making me upset and frustrated again, this GOP lot. I'm sick of their lies, and truly sick of people apologizing for them.

May 01, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Rovian, genuine Rovian fodder for the presidential propaganda catapult.

May 01, 2007 3:36 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

P.S. PoP, consider yourself tagged as a "Thinking Blog."


blog on PoP, blog on all.

May 01, 2007 4:07 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Thanks PoP for the double read. Be sure you turn on your ka-poop detector when you open Tenet's.

May 01, 2007 4:51 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Didn't the Rover get the Decider back to the throne?

May 01, 2007 6:42 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

You have a comfy life so why does any of it matter to you?

Just asking.

May 01, 2007 6:56 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear POP,

when BUSH starts slamming dems about 'politics' i always think: "if you didn't want to get into politics you were pretty stupid to go to washington!"

peace, peter

May 01, 2007 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats are just thinking about politics while the Republicans are thinking about how to bring about a victory in Iraq?

Wouldn't it be something if they actually knew how to bring about victory in Iraq...or if victory was even possible.

May 01, 2007 10:20 PM  
Anonymous GM said...

Take the time to watch Bill Moyers' "Buying the War" on pbs.org. The whole thing's there, takes about 90 minutes and is well, well worth it. It's great investigative journalism and it shows how most of the press let themselves be suckered in. Those that did try to expose the truth were ignored and vilified.

May 01, 2007 11:32 PM  
Anonymous sister faith said...

Thanks POP....

If Tenant's book is as boring and self-serving as the interviews he's been giving on the promotion trail.....you'll be doing us a real favor!!

He did the best he could.....Bush did the best he could.....Cheney didn't push anybody......Colin Powell just carried the message that was "perceived" to be the best intelligence available at the time.....blah, blah, blah.

May 02, 2007 8:43 AM  

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