Monday, January 30, 2006

Willful Blindness?

"I've asked why nobody saw it coming."

- US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (Jan 29th, 2006), on militant group Hamas' recent election victory, which the New York Times reports "has reduced to tatters crucial assumptions underlying American policies and hopes in the Middle East.

Well, Bush & Co. sure look stupid, and they'll lose a few political points here and there, but frankly increased aggression benefits the longterm neo-conservative agenda for US military and corporate hegemony, so I wouldn't doubt that not only was this election foreseen, but desired and perhaps even actively encouraged.

The office is fourth in line to succeed the President. The Secretary of State is the caretaker of the Great Seal of the United States and is the official voice of American foreign policy. The first person to hold the job was Thomas Jefferson.

Who isn't rolling over in their graves these days?

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