According to a new Newsweek poll 61% of Americans now disaprove of Bush's handling of the "war" in Iraq. Does this make any difference to anyone? Apparently not.
Bush has now indicated that he thinks "Intelligent Design" should be taught in the schools along with evolution as that way somehow students will understand "what the debate is about." What debate? There is no debate over evolution versus Intelligent Design. One view is a respected scientific theory and the other is simply nonsensical fantasy. A debate over the age of the earth? Please. A debate over whether or not dinosaurs existed? How about a debate over whether the sounds of the piano are made by little angels dancing on the piano strings? Or how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Better yet, how about a debate over whether or not Bush actually communicates with God? One thing I believe we might be certain about: if there was such a thing as intelligent design human beings would never have been created.
Now that we have allowed the Shiites to take control of Iraq and are about to draft a purely democratic constitution, we are insisting that it has to include equal rights for women. I am all for equal rights for women, indeed, even for democrats, but what business do we have telling them what their constitution should say? After all, it is presumably THEIR constitution. Bush/Cheney have never had any belief the Iraqis should draft a constitution without our supervision. Just as they have never had any intention of leaving Iraq without controlling that unfortunate country.
The Justice Department has now announced they have no intention of turning over Robert's papers the Democrats have requested. That's it. They have just refused. So what happens now? This seems to indicate that although Roberts appointment was on track with little controversy there is now going to be an incredible battle over access to these papers. Why is the Justice Department doing this? Could it be they have something they want to keep hidden? Could it be that president Cheney wants to prove once again that he alone rules? Or is it simply that Republicans have decided to provoke an actual civil war? I fear that if at least some Republicans don't step forward to save their party it may well come to some form of drastic action. There is an upper limit to frustration. Just witness the 50% divorce rate in the United States. Only Republicans now have the power to do something about this arrogant totally out-of-control administration. If they continue to mindlessly put party above country they will go down in history as those responsible for the destruction of the greatest democracy that ever existed, however briefly.