Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oh, And By The Way, It's September 11th.

Looks like the GOP is still using September 11th for their own political gain, why else would Palin offer to get her "interview" started on this day?

Trouble is this - I'm stealing this post out right:

If somebody had told me on September 11, 2001 that seven years later Osama bin Laden would still be alive, and that the principal accomplishment of the U.S. military over the past seven years had been to install some theocratic Iranian allies in power in Baghdad, and had done so at the cost of 4,500 American and between a quarter of a million and a million Iraqi lives, I would have simply refused to believe them.

I would have said: "No. I have a very low opinion of George W. Bush. But even my opinion of him is not that low."

I did not then know what Bush said on August 6, 2001, to the briefer who warned him that Osama bin Laden was determined to strike inside the United States: "All right. You've covered your ass, now."

We remember September 11, 2001. We will never forget.
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Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

If you read the WPost comments, many are from supporters of Palin.



But now that we can map the brains, genes, and unconscious attitudes of conservatives, we have refined our diagnosis: conservatism is a partially heritable personality trait that predisposes some people to be cognitively inflexible, fond of hierarchy, and inordinately afraid of uncertainty, change, and death. People vote Republican because Republicans offer "moral clarity" - a simple vision of good and evil that activates deep seated fears in much of the electorate.

h/t: No Laughing Matter, by Judith Warner, NYTimes.