Friday, January 19, 2007

In sports we'd say he "threw him under the bus"

George Bush, like many politicans worldwide is not one to take blame. His newest guy/pal/scapegoat whatever is General Casey.

He used to say that he listens to the generals on the ground but many of the retired generals came out against him. Bush now mentions Casey's name alot. He even said that Gen. Casey wants more troops when Casey said the opposite, But Casey seems to know where his bread is buttered and hasn't ran to any news organizations screaming "he'a a liar, a liar I tell you."

If Bush were still in charge of his baseball team, the announcers would say "wow, he threw that guy under the bus."

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ct and run from Asia

Cut and run-cut and run. That’s what the neo-cons say if you even think about pulling out of Iraq. But what about Korea? That’s right Korea.

But you say, "We've sanctioned North Korea." True, but I'm talking about South Korea. In the book "Shutting out the Sun" by Michael Zielenziger, the author states the "Bush administration has seriously strained relation with South Korea." Also, South Koreans tend to go to the left and as you might imagine, view the Iraq war as wrong.

I believe that if the US loses South Korea, they will have allies like Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan. However, if South Korea allies itself with China, which the author explains that they are starting to, or North Korea, or both then the 6-party talks could break down and the US would have a powerful enemy.

People don't really think about Asia but politicians of all parties in Congress or Pres. Candidates should have a plan and answer questions on this topic.

*Note: The South Korean public was given a poll last year and despite the governments, weaponry, and army size of N. Korea and China, they chose Japan as their most powerful enemy.