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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Doolittle: Corrupt, Ineffective Or Just Plain Nuts?

Is Congressman John Doolittle corrupt, ineffective or is he really just plain nuts?

It's a question that needs to be asked when you read the Auburn Journal article about Doolittle's speech to the Rotary Club of Auburn:
Doolittle said he would vote for war in Iraq again "if the same facts were before me" because it has meant protection for the United States.

Doolittle rolled religious beliefs into Iraq, noting that the Bible tells him Armageddon will take place the Middle East.

"I don't know how long it's going to go," Doolittle said. "It's a kill or be killed world unfortunately. I don't know how to solve the problem but it's better to be on the offensive than sitting here and letting people be killed."
If there will ever be anything like Armageddon, you can bet your sweet little behind that Doolittle and the Bush administration will take major credit for it. As they take credit for almost everything that happened by accident. Good Lord!

Now, the really funny thing is a tiny sentence just prior to the above excerpt which you are likely to overread if you're not careful:
Doolittle said his observations have been that morale is "universally high" among U.S. military personnel.
And some observer he's been. We know from Charlie Brown's son Jeff, who's served three rotations in Iraq, that his interest in the morale of the troops is, at best, underwhelming:

Of course, this member of the delegation was John Doolittle. John sat down in the cockpit and spoke for a minute with the aircraft commander. He didn't say anything to the rest of the crew. Nothing to the flight engineer. Or the navigator. Or the copilot. He didn't ask any of them where they were from. Or what it's like in Iraq. Or what he and the rest of Congress could do to help.

The flight was just over an hour up to Talafar and uneventful. As the congressional delegation was climbing off the airplane, the copilot leaned over to ask the aircraft commander to give John a message. So the aircraft commander went down to the ramp to see the delegation off, and as John stepped off the C-130 and onto the ramp the aircraft commander said to him: "Congressman Doolittle: Charlie Brown and his son hope you had a nice flight."

Doolittle doesn't care about the troops, he generally doesn't seem to care much. As long as we're step closer to Armageddon, Doolittle's satisfied.

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PS: If you click on the Auburn Journal article you'll notice a nice little ad to the right of the article. It's not just placed, quite appropriately, here but on pretty much all pages of the Journal's website.


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