Saturday, December 17, 2005

A Bad Week for Baby Doc

It's been a bad week all around for Baby Doc. First he had to admit in public that "mistakes were made" in the analysis of intelligence leading up to the invasion of Iraq.

Then, if that weren't enough, he lost face big-time by having to capitulate to his nemesis (in his own party!) John McCain on the torture issue. I guess our little TANG deserter really didn't have the street cred to go up against a tortured POW war hero.

And finally, to put the icing on the cake, responsible voices in the Senate put the brakes on the headlong rush to make permanent the more odious provisions of the National Socialist Neo-Stalinist Quasi-Stasi Police State Act (aka The Patriot Act). Faced with a cloture-proof 52-47 vote on continuing the filibuster, the White House had to back off from its demands that the Patriot Act was necessary because "national security" and the War on Terratm trumped personal freedom and individual liberties.

Even Republicans like Idaho's Larry Craig are seeing the light and realizing, finally and at long last, that there is nothing in the BFEE Maladministration that can, in the wildest stretch of the imagination, be considered "conservative".

And it's about fucking time.