Monday, September 17, 2007

Et tu, Greenspan?

Via Drudge, I read that Greenspan is piling on Bush, hopping on the bandwagon as it were. Now, I have my problems with Bush - mainly with regards to the immigration fiasco that passes as current policy - but the Iraq war isn't one of them. Apparently Greenspan buys into the old liberal "war for oil" mantra, which is too bad. I have a lot of respect for this guy - our economy and our country prospered with him at the helm - but expertise in matters financial does not make him an expert in all things, and I think he's stepped out of his realm a little here. Of course, this is America, so he can say whatever the hell he wants.


phlegmfatale said...

My reaction mirrors your own. I've always viewed Greenspan as a very constant, steady person, one generally not given to making provocative statements. Here, however, he seems to have gone into full-on wiener mode, determined to take a political side. I find this disappointing, to say the least.

But yeah, that's free speech fer ya: he has the right to not remain silent. He has the right to be a jackass.

GUYK said...

I fell out with Bush early on...when he put a tariff on imported steel. I agreed with the tax cuts which is probably the only thing he has done right.

The GOP had the ways and means to make a change in the direction this country is header..downward into socialism. But instead congress padded the pig and drove the country farther into debt and Bush refused to veto a spending bill that had enough bacon to grease the skids into national bankruptcy.

I voted for the man..twice..and given the options I had I would do it again although someone would have to clean the puke out of the polling booth after I would make me sick

Kevin said...

I'm with you on the steel tariffs, GuyK. That kind of stuff is typically the realm of the Democrats. It was surprising and disappointing to see a Republican president deal a blow to free trade. He's not perfect - there's a few things that he and I don't see eye-to eye on - but he's infinitely preferable to anyone the Dems came up with.