Monday, September 10, 2007

Greenwald Speaks

Glenn Greenwald on General "It's always sunny in Baghdad" Petraeus:

I'm not much on the eternally awkward video blogging format, but Mr. Greenwald makes some great points.

I'd add the question, "How many times can an alpha-presenting male lie to a swing/moderate/undecided male voter before the voter realizes that his daddy figures aren't heroes and that it's OK to say so?"

I'd estimate the answer hovers around 100. At that rate it should take us twenty to forty years to collectively realize that the wise old men of DC are dedicated to staying in Iraq forever and sugarcoating (a euphemism) the lack of progress (more here). This realization will be instantly forgotten upon initiation of the next war. War forever!

(h/t atrios)