Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rice: “We never lost the high moral ground"

She stepped in it big time.
Greg Djeregian cleans her clock.

Patriots having fits of righteous indignation need to read Enough Denial, Please.

On torture, a ninety-year old WWII vet said, "We got more information out of a German general with a game of chess or Ping-Pong than they do today, with their torture" [Another vet echoed,]"never laid hands on anyone...I’m proud to say I never compromised my humanity.”

Comment: Who cares about torture? They're brown and different looking and the markets are up...

Following a litany of examples, his final comment:

So enough denial and spin. Wouldn't it be nice if someone, at least now and again, had the courage to issue a mea culpa and be honest with themselves, and the nation? No, I don't necessarily expect it now, when say a Condi Rice is still in office. But I don't expect it later either, when she and other former Administration leading lights move on. Instead, memoirs will doubtless chronicle success after success, as per some bizarre alternative universe where a confluence of a myopic world-view, denialism, and self-serving spin have these discredited players portraying their noble service to an Administration stoking the fires of freedom from Rangoon to Havana with unbridled fortitude and vision. No one seems to take responsibility anymore, no one admits error. I mean, how can one take seriously someone who, after all the blunders listed above, bristles emotively saying we have "never lost the moral high ground"? Not even a little? This is not serious. And it is a symptom of insecurity and mediocrity, not strength and leadership.

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