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Thursday, November 15, 2001
Quote of The Day
"Well, ha ha ha, and yah, boo. It was obvious from the very start that the United States had no alternative but to do what it has done. It was also obvious that defeat was impossible. The Taliban will soon be history. Al-Qaida will take longer. There will be other mutants to fight. But if, as the peaceniks like to moan, more Bin Ladens will spring up to take his place, I can offer this assurance: should that be the case, there are many many more who will also spring up to kill him all over again. And there are more of us and we are both smarter and nicer, as well as surprisingly insistent that our culture demands respect, too."
--Christopher Hitchens, the Guardian.
Well, Howdy, Vladimir!
Putin on the Ritz: We lifted that from the New York Daily News this morning. It was too awful not to steal. Anyone who has been on the receiving end of Texas hospitality knows the Russian Premier doesn't stand a chance if he has any surly intentions. He will be love bombed cross-eyed and fed until he pops. Here is one of the first reports.
Cat Fight Coming Up: Barbara, Paula, Diane...strap on your armor. The hottest TV talking head "get" of the war (with the possible exception of Mrs. bin Laden #4) is going to be any one of these aid workers that somehow, by gosh or by golly, got choppered out of Afghanistan last night. W practically had a spare rib hanging from his mouth as he ran out from dinner with Putin to tell us they were free. Secretary Rumsfeld cautiously said we had performed an "extraction." Whatever happened, one's heart sings.
Thwap! Dick Cheney emerged long enough from his "undisclosed location" yesterday to perform the Frozen Flounder maneuver on the naysaying media. Clinton Bagman Terry MacAuliffe seems to have gotten the message. He went on Hannity and Colmes and went all warm and fuzzy over the wonderful job W was doing. Anybody smell flop sweat?
Pussyfeet Among The Missing: What a slug of fresh air Donald Rumsfeld turns out to be. As he described the current action on the ground and how Special Forces roadblocks had been set up around Kabul, he was asked what action might be taken against hostile forces we stopped on the road. His answer? "If they're the kind you want to shoot, you shoot them." Picture William Cohen (remember him?) saying this or anything like it.
Wrapping It Up: Attorney General John Ashcroft provided a tidy one line response to those who say we shouldn't tap, torture, tape or otherwise infringe on the civil liberties of those who are trying to kill us. "Foreign terrorists who commit war crimes against the United States are not entitled to and do not deserve the protections of the American Constitution."
Your Freedom Loving LComStaff
-- Anonymous, November 15, 2001