The Soros piece in part explains why Hastert gets away with his bluster. Soros suggests the Dems weak opposition to the Bush administration is due to their fear of being characterized as "weak on terror."
Here are the two most common talking points:
The Bush administration has made a series of "mistakes" and the Dems stood by as Bush policies got thousands of human beings killed because they didn't want to be perceived as "soft on terror."
Terrorism exists and there are lots of dangerous groups out there who have no remorse about killing civilians.
Those tactics/groups existed before 9/11. Furthermore, all the remedies to "prevent another 9/11" are based on false premises. If the premises are false, then the WoT itself must be called into question.
I may be wrong but IMHO the WoT is likely a corporate globalization agenda disguised by way of propaganda, appeals to nationalism/patriotism with some fearmongering thrown in for good measure.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Posted by lukery at 10/18/2006 06:08:00 PM