Finally, even the straight talk express has folded in. Of course, it was just a matter of time before the Mccain colors faded away in the election rains. Other than the faint trickles of the democratic primaries, where it is just a matter of shattering someone’s hopes of living in a state of denial, the season is all but general election geared. So, here we have a president who is visiting a foreign country (Israel), right in the middle of a conflict region, filled with highly sensitive regimes and terrorist groups and addressing the media with irresponsible comments, whining about “appeasement” (and indirectly hinting at the consequences to the American people which are nothing but fear alluding), that were as explicit as the perpetual dubya factor in the white house during the last 8 years. Karl Rove has been out in public more than he ever did during the last 15 years, because he fears a Republican loss and has been quite pathetically seeking everyone’s attention by bringing out issues that are of utter importance to this country’s socio-economical future, such as lapel pins and church pastors. And guess what, there is more than 50% of the electoral population in this country that believes that these are indeed matters of utter importance.
5 more months of inflated fear and bitter complaining – all with a hope to potentially sink the nation’s foreign policies in an ocean filled by the “axis of evil”. The mean game of the honorable American political system will resonate on the front pages, while the victims of “Nargis” and Sichuan province will also have resonating stories that are manipulated by their respective government agencies. Even though the extent and the dimension of these tragedies are entirely different and incomparable, the fact of the matter is, there are politicians all around the world, who have understood the art of planting fear in ordinary people’s minds, for they know it ensures that they can hold onto their power.