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January 21, 2006

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You admire Jack (show I have never watched btw) because he does it. He's the one who can beat the bad guys at their own game. Bush gets somebody else to do it and we aren't that sure it's even just 'bad' guys he's after. He swaggers around like he's a tough guy but we know he's not tough. He's a manipulater. If he was like the president in Independence Day, maybe we would admire him but we know he's a front intended to look like that. The concern is what is behind him? and that's more like Karl Rove types. The spying concern was exactly who all were they looking at? Was it to beat terrorists or destroy their opposition in this country?

I think there is a genuine concern to admire tough guys too much because too often it's the image we are admiring, not the reality, but it's no different than the old John Wayne flicks. Get'em Duke!

What does this mean in practical terms? That just because you dislike George Bush you'll oppose what you take to be reasonable security measures, to the potentially fatal detriment of your fellow citizens?

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