Sunday, February 22, 2004

You Just Wait!

I think Ezra is right. So far the Bush re-election team has been a bit of a joke. I mean, Mars? Remember that? And I'm a space fan.

Let's remind ourselves that the strategy that they're using is reminiscent of the one they used to justify the Iraq war. Before, during, and for a long time after the "end of major combat operations," the line was "just you critics wait! we'll find those pesky WMDs yet and won't you look like fools!" I remember Bob "traitor" Novak promising a September Surprise from David Kay, or some such nonsense. Such promises honestly did make war critics a bit hesitant. I mean, if Saddam really did have a nuke under his bed we'd admittedly look like the fools.

But, don't fall for it. Stop being afraid of what's coming. They're nasty, but they really aren't all that bright.

...Richard provides an appropriate quote from All the President's Men:

Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand.

... and, also, this fits in with the "Osama is cornered!!!" leaks. They may be true, or maybe they're trying to to pre-empt attacks.