Shorter Glenn Greenwald
By: Mark W Adams

Patient: Doctor, Doctor! It hurts when I invade and occupy middle eastern nations under false pretenses.

Doctor: Then don't do that.

Much to the dismay of the very serious people who thought very seriously and very hard about going to war with Iraq, and concluded in a very serious way that a very hard war with Iraq was a good idea -- people who knew Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz were nutz but went along anyway despite knowing we would not be greeted as liberators, we would not be done in 6 days, 6 weeks or 6 months (that 666 thing should have been a clue), and that we would not be paying less than $50 billion for a war that Iraqi oil revenues would cover -- we do not have to listen to these very serious people, any more, at all.

We can consult other voices, and in fact it would be madness not to get a second opinion from very serious people who did not screw things already.

Yes Senator "Ace" McCain, that means you. Sorry Hillary, until you can just flat out admit you really fucked up beyond reason, that probably means you too.

I think that really leaves one choice, and Bill Richardson finally figured that out by endorsing Obama.

We didn't have these choices last time around. I kinda went with the notion that if you supported John Kerry, you already gave Hillary a pass on the war. But once Dean screamed his way out of Iowa last time around, there really weren't any true anti-war choices left. Now it's different.

To expand on Greenwald's analogy: If you go to consult with a doctor to fix what another doctor screwed up, you don't go to the guy who was doing shots of Jagger with your surgeon before the operation, or the nice lady doctor who handed him the scalpel even though she knew he was drunk. You go to that bright young doctor, fresh from finishing his internship who was screaming to the others not to let that quack cut you open in the first place -- don't you?