The Fake Thugism Of Cheney\Bush

Here is my biggest problem with the "War On Terror." We are losing. If you're going ignore the Geneva Conventions, if you're going to spy on Americans, if you're going to torture people and then pretend you didn't, if you're going to brand everyone who opposes you with the broad brush of evil, if you're going to unilaterally invade other countries and execute their leaders, then you can't--you absolutely can not--fail in any respect. What we have seen the past eight years is a group who've basically suspended all the rules and still can't win the game. This is exactly the sort of thing I'm talking about:

Almost eight years after al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors, all the defendants convicted in the attack have escaped from prison or been freed by Yemeni officials.

Aren't Republicans supposed to be the badasses? Here you have a group that plotted and killed American soldiers, and yet all of them are now walking free. In the words of Mobb Deep, Bush and Cheney are actresses, trying to play the thug role. These guys are like the dudes on the playground, contstantly mouthing off, and catching a beatdown whenever it actually comes to blows. I'm a flaming lefty and proud of it. I think the Iraq War was a conceptual disaster. I am against all of the tactics that I listed above. But I've also read Lawerence Wright's lovely opus, The Looming Tower, and I believe that there are people plotting against who are nuts and should be killed. I was happy when they got Zaraquawi. Here's my point, because I'm rambling and it's late. The biggest problem with Bush/Cheney is that they are incompetent. It sickens me that they actually captured the people who did the Cole bombing, and now--somehow--they're loose again. Man oh man. I feel for the families of those 17 sailors.