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I've seen a few diaries like this, on kos and elsewhere and, whilst superficially attractive, I find the thesis untenable.

Without a conveniently-timed and substantial "terrorist" attack that makes 911 look like a fire-cracker, I don't see the American people being taken in by any "emergency". Not again. Not now. Especially when their most distinctive characteristic is their staggering, monumental incompetence. The idea that they could pull off such a heist and make it stick, not for a day or a month, but until the end of time is more than this bear can wear.

And who would enforce it ? The army is overseas. As is the national guard. The police would have to be bought by more than just extra overtime, their children are in Iraq too.

If Bush tried to say in office one minute into 2009, there would be another American Revolution.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 30th, 2007 at 04:30:00 PM EST

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