The Wages Of Apathy

2 comments November 15th, 2007at 11:29am Posted by Eli

So, after six years of propping him up without demanding a damn thing in the way of accountability, it is finally dawning on BushCo. that Musharraf may not be a good long-term bet.

Make no substantive moves towards democracy? No problem.

Look the other way while the Taliban and al Qaeda regroup in Waziristan? Hey, we’re all friends here.

Slap A.Q. Khan lightly on the wrist for selling nuclear secrets? These kids today, what can you do.

I wonder how things might have turned out if Dubya had told Musharraf in no uncertain terms that if he didn’t get with the pro-democracy, antiterror, antiproliferation program that they both claim to be on board with, that every penny of aid currently earmarked for Pakistan would be directed to India instead.

I bet that would have gotten his attention.

Of course, this would assume that BushCo. really does want to promote democracy and combat terror and nuclear proliferation. Democracy is woefully out of step with Republican values, and terror and nukes (especially when combined) are indispensable for their we-need-strong-ruthless-men-to-protect-us narrative.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Terrorism,War


  • 1. PoliShifter  |  November 15th, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I am pretty cynical about all this and think that the Bushies actually want/need the threat of an unstable Pakistan, Bin Ladena, and Al Qaeda.

    How in the hell is it that Bin Laden is still walking around? I have to think that Bin Laden is worth more to them alive than dead.

    These Bushy fucks love the ’24’ scenario fo the ticking bomb.

    You can’t get much more bomb ticking than having some of Pakistan’s nukes disappear. That woudl provide the justification the Bushies need to put a total lock down on our couuntry and bomb Iran if they just floated rumors about a ‘missing nuke’ making its way to Iran.

    Why in the hell did we focus the bulk of our assets and capital in Iraq while Bin Laden escaped in Afghanistan.

    I’m not buying the ‘incompetence’ argument. I think the Bushie Republicans would like us to believe it’s incompetence but again, Bin Laden is worth more to the NeoCons alive to help push their GWOT than dead.

  • 2. Eli  |  November 15th, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Yeah, I think a large part of the reason we haven’t caught OBL is that he’s far too valuable to the Republicans on the loose.

    I would love to see the next (Democratic) president catch bin Laden in his/her first six months.

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