Friday, May 6, 2011

Condi Says The Darndest Things

Last night I wasted a few irreplaceable minutes watching the despicable Condi Rice dissemble all over poor Lawrence O'Donnell. You almost have to admire the Republicans' ability to stick with their story even when it has been proven again and again to be nothing but lies. And they do it with such primal ferocity that if you hadn't been paying much attention for the last 30 years or so you might believe they were telling the truth.

In case you were lucky enough to miss Ms Rice, here are the highlights: Saddam was a threat to the US and it made perfect sense to attack Iraq. There was nothing for the Bush administration to apologize for. History will vindicate blah, blah, blah.

I'm reminded of something Saul Bellow once said to a famous literary critic, "still peddling the same old horseshit?" I suppose I'm a hopeless dreamer, but once before I die I'd like to hear one of the Bush gang say the following: "Boy, we really fucked that whole thing up, didn't we? Man, what were we thinking? A few thousand Americans killed, many tens of thousands more mutilated either physically or mentally, not to mention a million dead Iraqi's. Cost the US several trillion dollars, too. In fact, no one came out ahead but Halliburton and Blackwater. If only someone--anyone--had taken the time to read those memos about Bin Laden and act on them we could have saved everyone a lot of heartache. Can you ever forgive us?"

Of course the answer to that is a resounding "NO."

For the record, Condoleezza Rice was an abysmal failure as both a national security adviser and as a Secretary of State. That this woman "teaches" at Stanford puts that whole "Harvard of the West" thing in a new light, don't it? Actually I'm kinda surprised that she's not running for President. A resume like that, studded with catastrophic mistakes, should be pure gold with Republican voters.

Nice shoes though.

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