A Deep, Deep Breath

A Deep, Deep Breath
    By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Perspective
    Thursday 09 November 2006

I will sew no silken seam on a fine May mornin’,
You can bide your time ’til your time runs out,
So take this as fair warning …
– “Shepherd Lad,” The Battlefield Band

    Let us be absolutely clear on what has taken place. This was not simply a midterm election, not just a historic running of the table, not just a scathing repudiation of virtually everything the Bush administration has stood for since they swaggered into Washington six long years ago.

    It was so very much more than this.

    The back of the “Neo-conservative Revolution” has been broken, perhaps not for all time – simply because nothing truly evil ever really dies – but for a good long while. The ideology foisted upon an unwilling public by the likes of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Ledeen and the rest, the ideology that has given us slaughter in Iraq and a ravaged reputation abroad, has been exposed and eviscerated. The Project for the New American Century, and all that was spawned from it, has been relegated, for now, to the dustbin of history.

    As unutterably massive as this is, it still does not capture the entirety of the event.  more


One Response to “A Deep, Deep Breath”

  1. nancy Says:

    I am especially moved by Pitt’s observation that what holds us together as a people is the expression of ideas in a few documents which the Bush administration has undermined and vitiated.

    It is good to see that changing this situation is now possible. We can work to make it happen.


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