Gary Hart Watching Too Many Movies
He announces that the administration will schedule
a pull-out prior to the election, if Joe Lieberman is defeated on Tuesday. Why Lieberman? Hart doesn't say, but he does close with this bizarre bit:But even as President Bush rolls out the bogus plan in the Rose Garden, surrounded by trembling Congressmen, and claims "victory" in Iraq, work will continue around the clock on the American fortress in central Baghdad and on the permanent military garrisons in the countryside.
It was all forecast years ago in the final scene of the movie Three Days of the Condor when the CIA official Higgins explains to the naive CIA research character portrayed by Robert Redford: "Of course it's about the oil. Do you think the American people care how we get it? They just want us to get it."
Three Days of the Condor of course was one of those bizarre paranoid lefty thrillers of the 1970s, about our government killing a bunch of people working for the CIA because they knew too much.