Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Is the US becoming Russia?

With all the cabinet shuffling it is beginning to feel like what Putin has been doing (and has been denounced for), changing government to work your way, not necessarily the people’s way. While Bush’s changing of cabinet members wasn’t as drastic if you compare Russia’s government maturity to the US then perhaps Bush’s moves are bigger. He got rid of (yeah that’s debatable but in the case of Powell I heard it said that “yeah, he didn’t ask Powell to leave… but he didn’t ask him to stay either”) practically all the dissenting voices that I am betting he initially picked so he would be perceived as a more open man of the people, are now more or less gone; now he has surrounded himself with yes-men to blow sunshine up his ass every time he wants to declare war, watch out N. Korea!