My heart has broken. Like most vets, I left part of me in AFG. Later we’ll debate the failures of last 20 yrs, but today our mission is clear: hold the airport as long as possible and get ALL U.S. citizens and as many Afghan partners out as we can. We will debate the rest later — Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) August 15, 2021 ETA: And listen to John Cole too.
Keep in mind that McCain voted against this bill as well. Bush to veto ban on waterboarding Harsh tactics help fight terrorism, he says President Bush is to veto legislation Saturday meant to ban the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics and will argue that the agency needs to use tougher methods than the U.S. military to wrest information from terrorism suspects, administration officials said. No matter what they say, their actions prove that McCain and Bush are both objectively pro-torture.
Via the AP, here are Bush’s approval ratings at each of the SOTU addresses. I made a nifty chart of them. Just something to ponder while you listen, or don’t listen, to Bush tonight. Less than a year to go!
“I’m playing for October, November,” said President Bush to Mr. Draper. “To get us in a position where the Presidential candidates will be comfortable about sustaining a presence,” and, he said later, “stay longer.” From Ron Draper’s Dead Certain
From the Atlantic Monthly’s rather prescient article on Karl Rove (subscription required): Rove has always cast himself not merely as a campaign manager but as someone with a mind for policy and for history
Does any of this sound familiar? He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good…. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers…. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power…. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:… For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own …Continue reading →