Who'll Be The Next In Line?
As Dubya's war in Iraq grinds on, the lack of progress is as notable as is the lack of any perceptible plan or end game. Recent announcements about ending the search for WMDs and the creation in Iraq of a new super-terrorist training state are just the most recent failures of U.S. foreign policy. Dubya's tardy offer of less than half of his inauguration party budget for tsunami victims met with little outcry from the U.S. media. Its pretty obvious that unless it involves a "sexy" photo-op ('Mission accomplished!') our ADD president will flit from one manufactured crisis to another, act irresponsibly, and then move on. No one will stop him.
What's up next in Dubya's quest to "spend his political capital"? Cuba would be a tempting target, although the idea of U.S. soldiers killing tourists in a tropical paradise probably wouldn't play out too well with those countries (mostly U.S. allies) who have invested there. Still, Jeb Bush (GOP prez candidate in 2008?) IS Governor of Florida. North Korea? Nuclear warfare by a certified looney - even Dubya isn't that stupid (I hope.) The sad thing is, Dubya has so much unopposed power, and so little sense, that he could attack ANYONE. During the election, his hacks were making "book tours" touting ideas like "France is the enemy." (Amazingly, they received unquestioned acceptance in most media markets!) Why not include Spain? Germany? The old song by Ray Davies comes to mind:
"Who'll be the next in line?
Who'll make the same mistakes
I made over you?"