The Disgrace of the Neocons
First AG Gonzales continues to play dumb in public about his role in the firings of federal prosecutors, with new allegations emerging that he bypassed the last acting attorney general, and instead got the signature on the wiretap opinion from then-hospitalized John Ashcroft. These sorts of revelations continue to paint a frightening picture of the advocates of the so-called New World Order.
In other news, anti-corruption Wolfowitz, after arranging a raise for his girlfriend, resigns his position after negotiating a rosy summary by the World Bank board of directors. The grapevine in Washington reports that he ran the World Bank the same way the neocons ran their conquered Iraq: complete isolation in a Green Zone of sorts.
Salon.com reports here on how the administrators of the Iraqi occupation apparently had no clue about how Microsoft Word (tm) works, and how sensitive information exposing their optimism, hubris, and general ignorance was published for the world to see.
The Democrats fare little better, continuing with their push of "failure at any cost" - holding the effort in Iraq hostage to their demands for a withdrawal timetable. Of course, none of this stops the pork-barrel spending they had so selflessly exposed in their legislative opponents, as they graciously offer to "cut billions in domestic spending" from the supplemental budget.
And the agreement on immigration, nice, let's split families. So my green (greed) card-carrying wife could not get me one? Or, I complied with all laws and my employer and I have to pay $10,000+ for one, yet one of these lawbreakers can get one for $5,000? Nice.