Friday, March 03, 2006

Looking For Courage In All The Wrong Places....

The Chicago Tribune blares, "Bush's Pakistan visit not 'risk-free'". Well, duh. What is risk-free? Not even sitting in front of a television and eating pretzels is risk-free, and let's not even talk about hunting with the Vice President. Confronting the danger,
Bush planned to spend the night at the well-fortified U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.
As one would expect.

Is this unfair? It's just that I see the White House announcements about risk being an attempt to make Bush seem brave for making this trip, during which he presumably will never set foot outside an awesome and extraordinarily expensive "security bubble", and to overshadow the more significant stories (and problems) that are dogging his administration.

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