Let slip the surly bonds of lies
A talking head on national television let slip one of those telling and overlooked burps that no one in the mainstream media will acknowledge or even repeat. In fact, the reaction to the statement was notable for its non-existance: nothing to see to here, people!
In what can only be described as a surreal discussion about General Lute's previous suggestion that a draft might be considered, wherein we are treated to the sight of "Democratic strategist," Stephanie Cutter, talking about the "tremendous amount of political will" that will be required to "get this done" [instituting the draft, that is], Washington Times' Tony Blankley blurted out something at which the host, the indubitable Pat Buchanan, and his supposed Democratic counterpart barely blinked:
Obviously, the politics isn't there for it, but if you have some future disasters, and we're not up to being able to defend the oil fields or ....Whoa!! Now, just wait a minute. Only moments prior, Pat Buchanan was lamenting the fact that the American people are not up to doing battle for democracy.
... the American people are willing ... they're not willing to do battle, I mean they don't want to loose this war in Iraq, but they're not willing to do battle endlessly for democracy in Iraq....This is tremendously instructive and is indicative of just how stupid these people think the "American people" actually are; what little regard they have for these "American people." I also wonder who are these "American people" that the Buchanans and Blankleys and Cutters of the world talk about. Because most seem not to buy into that load of bullshit.
Since I've been pounding on the idea that US troops are not going to be leaving and will become garrison guards of the oil fields after an initial draw-down, I've probably acclimated Alan Breslauer, aka, hotpotatomash, to noticing something like this and hats-off to Alan for catching it. At least, I would like to believe that might be the case. He's a smart guy, though, and I probably had nothing to do with his acute attention to detail.
Watch the vid at Bradblog. And watch the mewling Stephanie Cutter again if you need to be convinced that the Democrats are just as much of a problem as the GOP.