Battlepanda: The straw that broke the camel's back


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The straw that broke the camel's back

Those who read this blog regularly know that I think this port deal thing is just one big red herring. Quite amazingly, to me, it seems that this is one red herring that's got legs, (how's that for a mixed metaphor). What to think...exasperated that the American people are finally getting it for the wrong reasons? Or just relieved that they're starting to get it at all? In a way, this reminds me of the Killian Memos -- another story that really broke through because it carried elements that picked up and confirmed a lot of themes that's been bubbling under the surface for a while. Of course, unlike the Killian memos, the facts of this case is not in dispute. But I still feel like of all the stories of scandal that could have been the turning point where the American people woke up to the fact that the Republican party is making us less safe, this is a pretty weak case.

Dan Froomkin gives a pretty good rundown of the raw ner.ves that this story touch. This I do not deny. I just can't shake the feeling of regret that we're finally beating the Republicans on the issue of National Security, but only by serving their own Alpo of demagoguery right back at them.