August 29, 2006

Tough Day, Great Opportunity

This is the not the most timely post, as the consituent elements are at least two weeks old. However, the video portion is simply too outstanding to miss, and I wanted to make sure that those who had not seen it would get a chance to do so if they happened to stumble across Sensen No Sen.

In my last post, No Cards Left to Play, I posited that President Bush and those around him are "continually blindsided by the fact that not everyone thinks like wealthy Republicans who believe history doesn't matter." While I had been coming to this realization over the past several years, it was fully crystalized when the New York Times recently reported that Mr. Bush expressed frustration to attendees of a private policy meeting that "Iraqis had not come to appreciate the sacrifices the United States had made in Iraq".

For a useful tour of the absurdity encompassed by that statement, The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi puts it in proper perspective with what is perhaps the most biting piece of satire since Steven Colbert's White House Correpsondents' Dinner performance.


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