28 December 2006

Fording the river Hades...

Reading a ton of information on Gerald Ford, the recently-deceased former 38th President of the USA. Let's give him one point, for being forthright in a fairly recent interview with Bob Woodward Thanks, Buzzflash, for providing the link to this cited WASHed Post article:

Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq

"But I think Cheney has become much more pugnacious" as vice president. He said he agreed with former secretary of state Colin L. Powell's assertion that Cheney developed a "fever" about the threat of terrorism and Iraq. "I think that's probably true."

All told, and as any President is now swathed in the cloth woven from their errors: look to Buzzflash, or Consortium News, or Bartcop, as resources of the true Jerry Ford... I just have a problem trashing someone I've personally met, who's mop-up actions occurred prior to my own political renaissance after the first Reagan election.

But it would help the US nation-at-risk, if any truth will come out of Ford's place in history, concerning the Kennedy assassination, or the period of transition from Watergate to Reagan...

Sometimes I actually think that Bush the Lesser should be followed by a Republican president in 2009, instead of a Democrat. When I read this from the above article, I am persuaded that it is even truer...

In the end, though, it was Vietnam and the legacy of the retreat he presided over that troubled Ford. After Saigon fell in 1975 and the United States evacuated from Vietnam, Ford was often labeled the only American president to lose a war. The label always rankled.

"Well," he said, "I was mad as hell, to be honest with you, but I never publicly admitted it."

Which Democrat wants to get smeared for the rest of time as 'the President that lost Iraq'?

Which of course pre-supposes: which Main Stream Media (MSM) wants (hint: they all do!) to taint a Democrat with such a label?

Thus it is imperative that Representative Pelosi and her Senate counterpart, Senator Heid, find a means to bring countervaling forces against any Bush-policy initiative to increase troops in Iraq.


ZENmud (wishing you all a happy, peaceful, IED-free year in 2007)

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