While a whole lot of folks who aren’t actually rural Pennsylvanians have spent much of this weekend jawing and typing about whether or not Obama’s “bitter” statement was a gaffe or not, there’s a few stories that have also broke that might kinda sorta explain just why some folks might be bitter.

-For instance, I might be a little bitter about the fact that there’s been little talk about the assassination of Muqtada al Sadr’s brother-in-law and high level official in the Mahdi Army, Riyadh al-Nouri.  Why would I be bitter about this?  Well, let’s just say that there’s a lot of folks out there trying to sell Iraqi ponies about how great things are going over in Iraq.

Problem is, Sadr’s been showing off both his military and political chops lately, and now is a bad time for him to go around blaming Americans for the death of al-Nouri, you know, because if Jaish al Mahdi really decides to make a fuss, all those Iraq ponies are going to disappear.

-In fact, since I’m on Iraq and ponies, it’s also probably worth noting that last week was the worst week for US Soldiers in our little country of occupation so far this year.  If you can’t understand why this would make me bitter, you obviously don’t read me often enough.

-Something else I might be just a tad bit bitter about; having to actually buy a tinfoil hat.  You see, Michael Chertoff is putting a new domestic spy program on the fast track that would employ, “Sophisticated overhead sensor data .”  No, we’re not talking about emaciated bug-eyed guys with a permanent 5 o’clock shadow peddling this stuff, but instead the emaciated bug-eyed Michael Chertoff.

He says that everyone’s concerns have been addressed, but considering that I probably could come up with a question or two, I am a little doubtful of that assertion.

-Then there’s torture.  Ah yes, torture.  Funny thing about that.  The Bush administration has pretty much just given up any pretenses of even trying to appear as though they are following both the letter of the law as well as any precepts of morality.  Yup, Bush pretty much knew everything from the beginning, and top administration officials like Powell, Rice, and Cheney micro-managed it.

Not that this is shocking news, mind you.  It’s that they are so blatant in admitting their complicity at this point.  They know no one’s going to hold them accountable, so there’s not even a reason to try to establish anything like plausible deniability.

Nope, no reason to be bitter, none at all.

Actually, there’s plenty of stuff to be bitter about, but, to be honest, if I keep going, I’m just going to steal my own thunder for the restof the night, but I think you’re starting to get the point, right?

2 Responses to “Bitter”

  1. 643DP says:

    I’m as bitter as hell and I won’t take it anymore.

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