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Tuesday, April 11, 2006
We have gone so far away from good government...
Do we even recall what representative government is, anymore? Reading between the lines in the New York Times article below gives a picture of a man (Bush) who doesn't even share information with Democratic members of Congress. What the hell kind of chance does the American Public stand with that kind of attitude?
"In recent weeks, Bush has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of Congress, including at least one Democrat. A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, who did not take part in the meetings but has discussed their content with his colleagues, told me that there had been “no formal briefings,” because “they’re reluctant to brief the minority. They’re doing the Senate, somewhat selectively.”
The House member said that no one in the meetings “is really objecting” to the talk of war. “The people they’re briefing are the same ones who led the charge on Iraq. At most, questions are raised: How are you going to hit all the sites at once? How are you going to get deep enough?” (Iran is building [nuclear] facilities underground.) “There’s no pressure from Congress” not to take military action, the House member added. “The only political pressure is from the guys who want to do it.” Speaking of Bush, the House member said, “The most worrisome thing is that this guy has a messianic vision.”
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