Badtux the Snarky Penguin

In a time of chimpanzees, I was a penguin.

Religious fundamentalists are motivated by the sneaking suspicion that someone, somewhere, is having fun -- and that this must be stopped.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

"Invincible Ignorance"

Given America's narcissitic self-absorption and nearly invincible ignorance, it's unlikely such an array of egotism, exceptionalism, entitlement and omnipotence could produce anything but disastrous leadership. Still, as our late friend Zia-ul-Haq would say, "What can you do? Do all you can and hope for the best." -- A former CIA operative who spent a lot of time in Pakistan and Afghanistan during the mujahdeen era, talking about why he is opposing the Bush administration despite having little hope that any better leadership will take its place.

I don't know if there's anything I can add to that.

-- Badtux the Realistic Penguin

Posted by: BadTux / 8/24/2006 10:49:00 AM  


It's hard to discount the truth.
# posted by K. Ron Silkwood : 24/8/06 11:33 AM  

You're not outing CIA operatives now, are you?

# posted by Anonymous : 25/8/06 8:22 AM  

Hmm, I think it's only possible to out a CIA operative who doesn't want to be outed if you happen to be a government official with access to classified information. Like, say, Karl Rove or Skipper Libby.

As a penguin with no access to classified information, I think I'm safe from outings. Other than outings to eat herring :-).

- Badtux the Non-outing Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 25/8/06 9:51 AM  

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