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GOP Pie Fight: "Scowcroft Hates Democracy!"

[From the diaries by susanhu.]

Charles Krauthammer, for the second week in a row, has turned his dripping venom against another Republican. This time, he has turned his fangs against former Bush I National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft.

Krauthammer knows very well that the GOP is in tatters from the recent run of bad news. So, he is now on a self-righteous crusade to restore order by whipping reluctant Republicans back in line with the same kind of venom that right-wingers so often use on Democrats. However, Krauthammer is not without his venom towards the left. First, he takes a cheap shot towards Cindy Sheehan:

Now that Cindy Sheehan turns out to be a disaster for the antiwar movement — most Americans are not about to follow a left-wing radical who insists that we are in Iraq for reasons of theft, oppression and empire — a new spokesman is needed. If I were in the opposition camp, I would want a deeply patriotic, highly intelligent, distinguished establishment figure. I would want Brent Scowcroft. … Continued below:

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Scowcroft Set to Blast Bush in New Yorker

Steve Clemons over at The Washington Note informs us that National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft will rip through Bush’s hide in an upcoming New Yorker article.

Clemons quotes from a UPI story Old Bush vs. new:

The article also contains some critical comments on the handling of U.S. foreign policy by the current President Bush from his father, whose 1989-1993 presidency is hailed for deft management of the end of the Cold War, German unification, the first Gulf war and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Scowcroft’s remarks follow on the heels of a scathing rebuke of the Bush administration this week by Larry Wilkerson who labeled the current atmosphere in Washington the result of the “Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal”.

Next week will likely be the worst week so far for this administration.

Here’s what’s on the radar screen:

* possible indictments in the investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald into the leak of Valerie Plame’s name.
* planned anti-war protests across the country the day after the US casualty rate reaches 2000.
* more developments, confusion and angst regarding the nomination of Harriet Miers to the US Supreme Court. (maybe she should give Bush a call to tell him he’s the “best president ever” to cheer him up a bit)
* the continuing scandals of Tom DeLay and Bill Frist.
* worst.poll.numbers.ever for Bush and Cheney.

more on the flip…

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