Thursday, January 10, 2008
But the Republicans are aware of the problem and, bless 'em, they are working for YOU to make sure that there will always be war with Islam somewhere. So, emulating Lyndon Johnson - who should be made an honorary Republican for his role in ramping up American involvement in Vietnam - the Bush Administration may have tried to create a Gulf of Tonkin incident involving a speedboat in the Straits of Hormuz.
Discussion is here, and it includes the video of the incident, along with the laughable voice-over.
George W. Bush is no Lyndon Johnson, but the people who support Bush are much stupider than the people who supported Johnson. (And the number of people who support Bush has gotten smaller and smaller, and stupider and stupider.) So Bush can be given a pass for how transparent this incident is.
His heart was in the right place.
Note: For my conservative readers who don't know about the Gulf of Tonkin, I have provided a link to Wikipedia.
Update: Found another link on the subject.