The dog wags back!

A sometimes funny, somtimes angry, but mostly progressive, blog on the politics and issues of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and America.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


George Bush has emphasized that we are stronger with him leading the nation, that he alone has the guts and foresight to deal with the threats against us. I'm sorry but I don't get it. I don't see how fighting a war that we didn't need to fight, against people who had no role in the 9/11 attack makes us stronger. What it has done is stretched our military so thin that we can't deal with the crises at hand, Afghanistan and Iraq, and it has left us too weak to deal with the real problems -- Al Quaida, Afghanistan and Iran. The Bush-Cheney team have done well by the defense industry, but they have alienated our Allies, leaving us more isolated in the world. It is supposed to be the sponsors of terror who get isolated. And he has the nerve to say that he has made us safer and stronger. George Bush is seriously confusing his bravado for strength and his single-mindedness for leadership.