Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

It depends on what you mean by "sovereign" 

A Washington Post article describes how officials in the Iraqi interim government say they're mostly in control of what they and the occupation forces are doing in Iraq. It contains a lot of good information - especially if you keep in mind that claims that Iraq has a soverign government are a load of crap. The "Prime Minister" of Iraq, Dr. Iyad Allawi is a British neurologist appointed by the occupation forces.

Flashback: When asked what he meant by "soverign" when referring to soverign Native American lands, Bush explained (video),

Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a - you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.

As I noted that Matt Yglasias noted, "but when he gets to speak mano a mano with average Americans, George W. Bush's rhetorical skills are unmatched. Like regular people he eschews details in favor of broad principles and compelling moral language."

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