I Got Nuthin'
Not much in the way of submarine news this week, so I figured I'd just throw out some random statements that I believe to be true... no links, no assertations that "I know this but can't say because it's secret", nothing but things I think based on life experience:
1) Anyone who says that Pres. Bush intentionally lied about believing that Iraq had WMDs before the war is an idiot. Sen. Kennedy said that he "lied" about it for political advantage. Does Kennedy really think that finding out there were none is a political advantage? We used the WMD argument because we thought it was the best of the many, many reasons for getting rid of Saddam that would win over world opinion. Every indication we had was that Iraq still had chemical weapons.
2) Of course Pres. Bush got "preferential treatment" to get into the National Guard. Not that his Dad called anyone up and said "get my son into the Guard", it's just that those "in the loop" take care of each other without anyone having to ask... it's a given. However, this makes absolutely no difference on whether or not he's a good President.
3) Yes, the BRAC will unfairly target "blue states". Politics does invade all processes, and BRAC is a political process much more that it is a military efficiency process. The more I think about it, the more I think that Groton will probably be on the base closure list, in addition to Portsmouth.
Comments are welcome...
Update 2357 02 May: Oh, yeah, another thing; for all you celebrities out there who think that people are "stifling dissent" when they call you an idiot for saying idiotic things, they're not violating your 1st amendment rights; they're exercising theirs. The 1st Amendment says that the government can't censor you unreasonably; people can say they're not going to see your stupid movies all they want. I know that starring in weird movies may make you an expert on international affairs, but that doesn't mean we want to pay money to hear your political beliefs.