Day: September 12, 2006

Remember when our President wasn't worried about Osama

From the WhiteHouse Web site: President Bush said: “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.” He went on to say, “Well, as I say, we haven’t heard much from him. And I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don’t know where he is. I — I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.” I guess from his speeches over the past week, he has changed his mind. He’s now worried again.

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If at first you don't succeed, say the same thing over and over and over

From WaPo: President Bush’s Oval Office speech last night was the culmination of two weeks of efforts to rally the nation behind his policies and presidency by summoning the memory of Sept. 11, 2001. Five years after that indelible day, however, this president’s capacity to move the public is severely diminished. There were echoes of the language and logic Bush invoked five years ago when he united a stricken nation looking to him for both comfort and leadership. But he was speaking to a different nation last night. Setbacks in Iraq have soured a majority of Americans on that mission. Falsely

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Olbermann: So where is the memorial?

Keith Olbermann, of MSNBC’s Countdown, asked the question that we should all ask, so where’s the memorial?  It is five years from the event.  All we have is an empty hole in the ground.  There has been in fighting, partisan bickering and plain old New York bureaucratic red tape.  Don’t we as Americans deserve more? In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, President Bush stood on the rubble.  We were all behind him.  He made promises.  He made promises of capturing or killing the people that perpetrated this atrocity.  He made promises of rebuilding.  We’ve spent over $350 billion since then.  We

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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