Thursday, June 03, 2004

The well oiled white house ...

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: May 30, 2004 - June 05, 2004 Archives
Having said all that, beside the possibility that the White House's favored Iraqi exile was an Iranian agent, that the spy chief just got canned, that the OSD is wired to polygraphs, and that the president has had to retain outside counsel in the investigation into which members of his staff burned one of the country's own spies, I'd say the place is being run like a pretty well-oiled machine.

The way the Tenet Termination was executed, as a strange afterthought by GWB as he boarded a helicopter, is worrisome. I want to see Bush retired in November for the creation of bad policy and incompetent execution of his stated policies. In addition, if he's committed illegal acts then he should be prosecuted or impeached -- though that should be done with care and only for dire need. I think the persecutory impeachment of Clinton distracted the nation from the threats we faced then and now.

What worries me more is GWB's psychic health. Anyone who's taken the Presidency is a dozen times tougher, nastier, more ruthless and driven than anyone most of us ever know -- but GWB is beginning to worry me.

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