Balboa found the Pacific, and on the trail one day
He met some friendly Indians whom he was told were gay
He had them torn apart by dogs on religious grounds they say
The great nations of Europe were quite holy in their way
--Randy Newman, "The Great Nations of Europe"
I managed to catch just enough of a replay of the recent ABC GOP presidential debate to hear Fred Thompson say that we won in Afghanistan. I made the sound of one jaw dropping: not so much over what Thompson said, but because not one of the other candidates batted an eyelash.
They didn't contradict Thompson, or take him to task for being senile, or roll their eyes and make one of those "Grandpa smells funny again" faces. I have to conclude that they all think we won in Afghanistan, or that they know better but don't want to admit that we're actually still there and still losing. In either case, this episode illustrates one of the major reasons we don't want any of the Republicans currently running for president as our next commander in chief. They're either disconnected from foreign policy realities or they refuse to recognize the ones they don't like.
We've had enough of that sort of thing.
Minor adjustment and edit by GreyHawk. See comments...
Revised by Carol, No changes but update.I had a series of physical mishaps last week and so was not ontop of all the exciting (and otherwise) posts. The way that CNN deliberate shapes the political debate is not only infuriating but dangerous. By substituting lies and trivia and a good dose of horse rate mentality into their coverage, they no doubt succeed in channelling voters thinking, even I imagine critics such as myself. So I am front-paging this now to bring more intention to the situation.
I have done this by using the "revision" button. I have changed nothing in the text. I am not sure how this works but we shall all see.
Once again in the Corporate Media makes an "Executive Decision", about who America should see as their Viable Choices:
Only these Candidates were the Focus of the latest CNN Poll
Where is John Edwards in this Poll?
Originally conceived, written and published on DailyKos but far too important not to crosspost here.
Recently, Zwoof posted a diary called Romney 'The Brethren in Salt Lake City told me I could take this position'. The diary gave kudos to Bob Love, who called our attention to the issue in his comment here. Bob, in turn, credits daristani's comment as his source.
In a nutshell, Romney's candidacy is now toast. Make the jump for the short finish, then go Rec Zwoof's piece and give mucho kudos to Bob Love and daristani wherever you find 'em today.