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The news today is of the continued incompetence and deadly bumbling by the U.S. on both the domestic and foreign fronts.
On the domestic front, states are having to reach deep into their coffers to help the elderly who are trapped in the new Medicare prescription drug plan. The lead story in the Washington Po
st carries the details.
Last night CNN carried news complete with expert palaver that the second-in-command of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahri, was targeted in a house in Pakistan and taken out by an air strike. Today, Pakistan officials are reporting that 18 people, including women and children, were killed and that AlZawahri was no where in the vicinity. Last night's CNN coverage was replete with claims of precise intelligence on the part of CIA and the U.S. ability to make "surgical" strikes.
Each day, the U.S. is shoved deeper into the decadent mire of the stupid and the power hungry. The big question is more and more whether we can change the country or must we leave it?