July 16, 2004

A tribe of invisible indians...

Seen in Best of the Web today:

... There was this big war in Iraq, and then it turned out there were no weapons of mass destruction, so why exactly did we fight it? Well, cui bono? Halliburton, we keep hearing. But Hallliburton posted net losses in both the fourth quarter of 2003 and the first quarter of 2004...
Of course it's all a clever deception. Everyone knows that companies which are connected in the popular mind with both Oil and Republicans are earning vast sums, which are slipped to sinister "cronies." No evidence is needed to support these conclusions. (Democrats, however, may become millionaires without incurring such opprobrium, because they are the party of the little guy.)

In fact, The whole "Crony Capitalism" story reminds me of an episode of Pogo which thrilled me in my youth. Albert is talking about a tribe of invisible indians. When he is challenged to prove their existence, he responds, "Well, being invisible, they didn't leave no tracks, right? And to this day no trace of 'em has been found!

(for some recollections of Pogo, go here.)

Posted by John Weidner at July 16, 2004 12:23 PM
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