Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Losing the War of Ideas

In a two part series, the WaPo (I'm linking to the MSNBC repeater) looked at how the Bush Administration and al Qaeda have sought to get their message out to the Middle East.

The clear conclusion: The Bush Administration, so far, has clearly lost the battle of ideas.

That is not just my conclusion: "It is just plain embarrassing that al-Qaeda is better at communicating its message on the Internet than America," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

There are a lot of reasons why this is happening, but they all boil down to one overarching reason: The stunning incompetence of the Bush Administration. Read the article about how they have fucked up running a cable TV network, doing stupid shit such as broadcasting Christian messages to a Muslim audience and doing the ultimate sin for television: Being boring as shit.

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