We listened to the Ipod during the drive so didn't realize until last night that former President Gerald Ford had died. I always had some respect for Ford and thought his bumbling image was unfair. Especially given his grasp of issues--well, compared with the one we have now.
This morning, speaking of that, I read that Ford criticized Bush's Iraq decision:
"Rumsfeld and Cheney and the president made a big mistake in justifying going into the war in Iraq. They put the emphasis on weapons of mass destruction," Ford said. "And now, I've never publicly said I thought they made a mistake, but I felt very strongly it was an error in how they should justify what they were going to do."He also says that Cheney is far more pugnacious as VP than he was as Chief of Staff.
Now, of course, the Bush defenders will have to decide if Ford was just a "monday morning quarterback" or perhaps one of those "Saddam appeasers."
Speaking of Saddam, I read in the paper yesterday that he will hang within 30 days. I am sure that will solve everything in Iraq and overnight make the world a better place. Oh wait.
During that political conversation, we heard some of the right's talking points. Obama was a "figment of the media's creation" and Hillary was the front runner. I think that is really their hope--because they believe--perhaps incorrectly--that Hillary is easily defeated. Oddly enough not one mention of McCain or anyone beyond Romney.
I cracked a joke and changed the subject. No dummy, this one. :)
Glad to be back.