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Monday, August 09, 2004

Turning the corner

Even the casual observer will have noticed that there is some activity making headlines in the War On Terror. While Volokh Conspiracy is far too alert to be called casual, they post that something is going on.
And then there is this from LGF.
Meanwhile, another senior al-Qaeda operative has been apprehended and is being questioned.

John Flippin' Kerry claims that W's assertion that the nation has turned a corner is false; that we've actually made a U-turn. That tussle was due to the less-than-expected jobs creation report that just came out for July.

But the fact remains that the jobs report, though a disappointment, still showed jobs creation. That's not a U-turn. It's merely a speed bump. I don't do a lot of driving, but I know that when I turn a corner it's a good idea to ease off the gas pedal just a bit. Don't wanna go careening into a tree. I'd be willing to think U-turn if these kinds of diminishing returns happen persistently in the coming months.

Add up these successes in the Bush Doctrine's War On Terror along with the jobs and economic recovery and W is right. We have turned a corner. When the American electorate hears that music and smells the bacon frying in the kitchen, it could very well add up to a landslide victory for W in November. (If we're sticking with our driving metaphor then I guess we just turned the corner around drive-in cafe with a juke box.)
I might be optimistic, yes, but I think there is good reason to be so. Let's summarize. The terrorists have not been able to knock off another attack on the American homeland since 9/11, we're gathering more information about al-Qaeda whilst arresting their operatives, the economy is improving, consumer confidence is up.
America is turning the corner because we either couldn't say any of those things last year, or as is the case with attacks on the homeland, we have further extended our success.


  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger Riskitall said…

    I really think we have already turned the corner. I just hope that we can get even stronger before the election. I find it amusing that many on the left believe that this is a bad economy. Unemployment is at 5.5% which is not that bad(although do wish it better), home ownership is at all time highs, inflation is low and interest rates are at near record lows. Well, have a great day.

  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    Do those people on the Left really think this is a bad economy?

    Or is it just spin? I can't help but think they wish they had more ammo to fire at W over this economy. That's a strange boat to be in, eh? Nobody would wish to be slogging through tough economic times. We all want to be prosperous.

    There's something about human nature that calls us to never be satisfied. No matter how good things get, well, we'd all like to have even more possessions and luxurious accomodations, no?

    Let's blame Bush.


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