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Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Powell Doctrine? What's that?


I heard a report on NPR on the way home tonight about Powell's presentation to the UN Security Council. They said he had "made his case" with certain bits of evidence, then proceeded to describe them. First was an audio tape between two guys speaking arabic, and mentioning nerve gas. That couldn't have been faked! Next, they described a picture of some kind of armored vehicle driving away from somewhere, and claimed it was used to move chemical weapons around. Plus, they said some really credible guy totally believes it, too! And, they said all of their sources were really, really credible. So there you have it! Let's Roll!! (That reminds me of a very poignant rant by Bartcop, who is very unhappy that Chimpy has appropriated that phrase for his own nefarious purposes.)

Powell, of course, has just blown his credibility straight to hell. The Powell Doctrine, paraphrased, is that if you must go to war, ensure an unambiguous objective, overwhelming force, swift victory, minimum casualties and a clear exit strategy. So far, we have overwhelming force (we think). I think that I look to Powell and project all of my rational hopes and dreams on to him. I think, "surely he will wake up and start telling the truth. Surely he is the person inside this administration that is going to push back." - he has shown such moments before, rarely. But, no. I am reminded of the great quote from the movie "The Hunt for Red October", where Admiral Josh Painter (played, with no irony, by soon-to-be Republican Senator Fred Thompson) says, "This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it." It's time for The War Prayer by Mark Twain.

As an aside, why is it that the relatively mild conservative shilling going on at NPR is so much more distasteful to me than the full blown propaganda at Fox? I can't understand how the folks at NPR can just go right on, offering us totebags, when the country has been taken over by judicial coup and we are being herded like frightened sheep into the most evil mistake we have ever made.

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