A very interesting opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News reveals some disturbing things.
1. Iraq, where we were supposed to be “containing terrorism,” is now clearly exporting insurgents to other regions – to Lebanon, to Syria, to Gaza, to Bangladesh, to Kurdistan.
2. Friends of [Bush’s] from Texas were shocked recently to find him nearly wild-eyed, thumping himself on the chest three times while he repeated “I am the president!” He also made it clear he was setting Iraq up so his successor could not get out of “our country’s destiny.”
I am reminded of Nikita Kruschev, who repeatedly disrupted a United Nations General Assembly in September-October 1960 by removing his shoe and banging his desk with it. The unflappable British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan famously commented over his shoulder to the Assembly President that if Mr Khrushchev wished to continue, he would like a translation.
We have 598 days left, as long as there isn’t a “national emergency.”