The Daily Show vs. Rummy

Oh this is great. I remember when Bush was first elected that I read in several places that Bush administration would be its own source of folly, that its antics would leave writers an easy job. That came to pass within months of Bush taking the presidency. Bushisms being one of the fruits!

Rumsfeld has no leg to stand on. I don’t know why they even bother to trot him off to Kuwait when the environment he’s going into is uncontrolled. We’ve seen time and again that members of this administration need to be in carefully controlled environments lest their true character be shown. From Cheney’s “Fuck You” in the senate, to Condi Rice’s shoe shopping episode, or Bush’s brushes with pretzels and bicycles we can tell that this administration makes the Keystone Cops look like amateurs.

The one area in which they are formidable is election fraud. Who better to exploit mail in ballots, who better to disenfranchise voters, who better to try and oppose solid research showing that the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen, but most of all who better to control the media.

The one thing they didn’t count on is the influence of the web. Why watch television news when you know what they’re going to say?

In the video footage soldiers are now asking tough questions like, “Why do we have to dig through landfills to find armor?” or “Why are we going into battle with antiquated equipment?” And of course other people are left asking “Why can’t we equip soldiers with $1.25 tourniquets so they don’t exsanguinate from battle wounds?”

Interestingly I don’t normally watch the Daily Show on television, I prefer seeing the clips on the web.

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