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Acknowledging the Bush Doctrine - Is the Media "Getting It?"

It seems that now that the media has seemed to finally caught on to the mission of the Bush Doctrine of bringing peace to the Middle East through democracy, I ask, "what has been the problem with this all along?"

Prior to Operation Desert Storm, the Middle East was a only an occasional Nightly News item in many American’s minds. Most thought, “Yeah, the Israelis don’t get along with the Palestinians – so?”

Of course with September 11th, it became more personal. Actually it should have become that way after the first World Trade Center Attack, but many missed the meaning which was “America? Radical Islam wants you dead!". The war in Iraq was never really about WMD’s or about violations of sanctions but about a plan to finally bring peace to a region that hasn’t seen it in quite a while, well maybe never. Saddam's shenanigans merely gave us the opportunity, the door you might say, to initiate the plan.

Is this plan sinister? Deceptive? Some would say yes. Som…

Progressives, get ready to fight? With What Army?

Progressives, get ready to fight? With What Army?

It looks as like the left is ready to fight, well at least the "progressive" left. No, Air Amerika isn’t forming an Army, though I’m not sure about that kook Randi Rhodes. But the “progressive” left is gearing up and getting ready to take on the right and they are calling for the people to rise up! Well, not so fast.

In a article in the Nation, Katrina Vanden Heuvel writes:

“Even in the ashes of this defeat, progressives can take pride in the remarkable role we played, both in arousing opposition to Bush and in building the independent progressive machinery necessary to communicate, educate, register and get out the vote.

Howard Dean gave Democrats their voice. The Dean campaign and MoveOn.org broke the grip of big donors in the Democratic primaries and helped Democrats utilize the Internet. Kerry ended with a 7-to-1 Internet fundraising advantage over Bush. Democrats became competitive with Republicans in raising hard …