Because of the media circus that has erupted from the Virginia Tech tragedy, everyone’s getting a free day off at college as everyone uses their ability to make bogus threats to close down schools. Another example of desperate media blowing everything so out of proportion that the tragedy is lost in the excruciating retelling of the story.
Meanwhile, it seems to be working to the Administration’s benefit of pulling attention from REAL tragedy. Nevermind that bombs continue to go off in supposed “safe” zones in Baghdad.
More influencial, experienced people upset at Bush (scroll down to watch the video). This goes in stride with the fact that Bush basically keeps handing out free money to his contractor friends everywhere, despite the fact they keep screwing people over. Overlooking the fact that his appointed staff are only promoting via loyalty, hoping to destroy any opposition in the near future. Someone needs to just say, “Fuck you, Mr. President,” to his face.
So now that Iran is going to ignore threats and move ahead with nuclear testing, it appears that diplomacy is the answer. Gates indicates that maybe talking to people actually helps improve the situation. Weird how if you actually try to communicate with people, you may get what you wanted in the first place.
And thanks to Ahab who pointed this out earlier: