"It's incomprehensible that a civilized nation can confuse someone who has dedicated his life to saving the lives of children with someone who goes against the interests of the United States."I get the distinct impression that in Bushzarro world dedicating one's life to saving childrens' lives is against US interests - especially when done based on an economic and social model that is outside of the control of the corporate world.
- Dr. Vicente Verez Bencomo, Cuban scientist denied the opportunity to receive his Tech Museum award because of his visa denial by the U.S. government, interviewed in Havana by AP
Also via Left I, we find Junior Caligula parroting the right-wing talking points spewed routinely by Hannity, Limbaugh, etc:
"More than a hundred Democrats in the House and the Senate -- who had access to the same intelligence -- voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power."As someone over at BooMan Tribune noted, this is akin to a 6 year old child being caught sneaking cookies before dinner and then responding that his 4 year old sibling was doing the same thing. Actually, following Eli's lead a bit, let's take the cookie jar analogy a bit further. The six-year old is being a bit disingenuous as he actually had access to a stash of cookies on a higher shelf that the four-year old knew nothing about. Not only that, but the six-year old is the one who instigated the cookie sneaking behavior in the first place, while the four-year old tagged along to be just like big brother (as a parent I've observed this enough times). The six-year old then bears the brunt of the responsibility for the misdeeds, and hence it's the six-year old who will receive the harsher words and punishment - in part for instigating the crime and in part for trying to weasel out of it by assigning blame to the impressionable younger sibling.