Put your size fourteens on the desk
and just collect your check, girl…

Rocket Boy complaining about one of Bolton’s accusers:

Vreeland concludes with the mantra that so many State Department hands of his generation could never put aside: what America must do, to protect itself against Arab terrorism, is sell out Israel. He concludes:

Americans must act in their own defense. This will require examining what Muslim extremists are complaining about, what arguments Al Qaeda’s recruiters are using – and what can de done to destroy their arguments and cut the ground out from under the fundamentalists. Americans must show Arabs and Muslims all over the world that America stands for justice, work and dignity. America’s fight against Muslim terrorism must include not only strong security measures but also enlightened actions giving hope for a decent future to the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Israel – and thus to ourselves.

Vreeland thinks that we need to listen to what Muslim extremists are “complaining about.” This is precisely the tired, dead-end thinking that the Bush administration has finally put to rest.

Boy, is Karen Hughes gonna be pissed when she finds out her new job has been “put to rest”:

Declaring the United States “must do better job of engaging the Muslim world,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice introduced former presidential adviser Karen Hughes Monday as the Bush administration’s choice for a State Department post designed to change Islamic perceptions about America.


“This will require an aggressive effort to share and communicate America’s fundamental values while respecting the cultures and traditions of other nations,” Bush said in a statement. “Karen Hughes has been one of my most trusted and closest advisers and she has the experience, expertise and judgment to lead this critical effort.”

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