Good God: I Just Don’t Get It

Why are people so loyal to this man?!  As a dear friend of mine said last Friday night over pizza:  “The reason I’m not voting for Bush is his record, his horrible, horrible record.  All the arguments about Vietnam are the Republicans way of obscuring the fact that the man’s record is a horror!  Good God!  The man is just incompetent!”

A little evidence:

On Sept. 11, 2001, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice was scheduled to outline a Bush administration policy that would address “the threats and problems of today and the day after, not the world of yesterday” — but the focus was largely on missile defense, not terrorism from Islamic radicals.

The speech provides telling insight into the administration’s thinking on the very day that the United States suffered the most devastating attack since the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. The address was designed to promote missile defense as the cornerstone of a new national security strategy, and contained no mention of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or Islamic extremist groups, according to former U.S. officials who have seen the text […]

The text also implicitly challenged the Clinton administration’s policy, saying it did not do enough about the real threat — long-range missiles.

from:  daily KOS WApple