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A friend of mine is a half-assed lawyer. He gets $300 an hour to smooth the way for whatever it is his clients want to do. Years ago, I was trying to get him to give me money for the prosecution of the George W. Bush book project. I think he was amused by our conversation. I said something about how Bush and Cheney had destroyed the country and he suddenly took on a ... tone. It was the tone of a Reasonable Man.

He dismissed my assertion by saying in a joshing, avuncular fashion that Bush and Cheney really hadn't destroyed the country. What a ridiculous thing to say. His tone sounded so calm and self-assured as he steadfastly ignored every god-awful thing the Bush/Cheney Regime had done since the Twin Towers fell on September 11th.

He had the tone ... down. It's a tone of voice that is so well measured and seemingly so well thought out, it can stop all argument. It sounds like the voice of reason when it's simply a well-trained voice that is used to sell a self-serving pile of crap. He sounded just like Dick Cheney when Cheney proclaimed the insurgency in Iraq was in the last throes, and when Rumsfeld said regarding Saddam's WMDs -- "We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad."

He was completely self-assured, self-confident -- and completely wrong. Later I called him up when I knew he'd be drunk. We talked about old times for the umpteenth time and then I got his credit card number so I had enough money for postage to put two tons of books in the mail.

And now The Reasonable Men are back -- lying about the recent history of Iraq for anyone who can't clearly remember what the hell happened both there and here.

I want to see and know so many more things between now and whenever my funeral will be. Somewhere on the list is to read in the papers that Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, and that miserable meat-puppet of a man George W. Bush, are dead. There is no justice. There is no accountability. All I've got is a Billy Crystal quote -- "I worry I'll die while too many of the people I hate are still alive."

Oh yeah. I'm a "Twit" now. Please -- anyone who cares about "All Things Bob" can follow me at 63

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