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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sorry Ralph, you're losing me here

Ralph Nader's letter to Bush clearly was meant for other eyes:
This bombardment, by U.S. made bombers, military vehicles, ships, and missiles with American taxpayer subsidies, places an inescapable responsibility upon your shoulders which does not mix with your usual vacuous messianic rigidity.
Bush: Say what now?

Nader then goes on to recommend that Bush consult with James Baker(!), a recipe for making a horrible situation worse if ever there was one. He even suggests sending Baker to Israel to negotiate a cease fire. James Baker, who was right in the middle of our government the last time Israel attacked Lebanon. Baker was right there as the Reagan administration supported both sides of the Iran-Iraq war. Baker certainly played a role in arming the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan, helping to found al Qaeda. Baker was there when the Reaganistas were funding death squads in Nicaragua and El Salvador. He was the one who gave the green light to Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait, and then just days later joined in the "worse than Hitler" chorus. His "diplomacy" failed to prevent the Gulf War (which of course it wasn't intended to do), and helped arrange the brutal sanctions in Iraq which hurt just about everyone there EXCEPT Saddam Hussein. And, of course, Baker was instrumental in stealing the 2000 election.

Ralph--is that the best you can come up with? James Baker????