Friday, June 17, 2005

Downing Street Memo Redux

Since the media compares EVERYTHING to Watergate, it is difficult to sustain perspective on the Downing Street Memo and its significance. What is for sure is, this pup is finally getting the legs it deserves. Howard Kurtz covered its delayed emergence in the Washington Post yesterday

All I can say is, please, oh please, oh please, let someone finally shout from the mountaintop, "The Emperor HAS NO CLOTHES and he lied and got us into an unforgivable morass while we were all still numb and dumb after 9/11. He capitalized on our national skittishness and fear following 9/11, but what he really pulled was a shell game. He characterized the "terrorists" as an amorphous band of dangerous towelheads and knew that Americans, with their insular, self-involved nationalism, couldn't tell an Iraqi from a pig in a poke, much less an Al Qaeda operative.

The administration chose to act at precisely our most vulnerable "let's git 'em moment" and made out like bandits because no one bothered to say, "Um wait a minute, there wasn't one Iraqi hijacker in the bunch." If we were TRULY going to "get" the people who did that to us, we would have bombed the hell out of PAKISTAN, Egypt and Saudi Arabia a long time ago. Go rent "Fahrenheit 9/11" all over again, rekindle the rage, and say after me, A vote for Bush was, and always will be, a character flaw.


Cynicism is another word for reality

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