Saturday, September 23, 2006
Revisiting What Could Have Been
In light of the sadly ironic milestone reached yesterday, and of the discussions of the colossal and epic disaster that is George W. Bush's foreign policy, I went back and looked at 2001: A Timeline Of What Could Have Been. If only Sandra Day O'Connor had known in December of 2000 what she knows now -- and had the moral fiber to act on that knowledge -- that timeline could be our current reality.
Still, interesting to think about, even if all it is is an exercise in mental masturbation at this point sans time machine...
The point of the exercise is to point out that There Is A Difference between the two parties, and it's not just one of degree, but of kind. 9/11 would never have happened if Al Gore was in the White House on that day. 100,000 Iraqis would still be alive and that country wouldn't be a flayed corpse torn this way and that by various warlords. We'd all be better off in ways that the timeline only begins to hint at.
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