Tuesday, October 26, 2004

You know what?

I'm not even going to try to show the missing explosives thing as another example of the administration's complete and frightening lack of foresight. Because it has become utterly ineffective to try and pin any disaster on this administration. Many have tried. Many have failed. Examples:

Abu Ghraib? Despite evidence showing that the behavior at this prison came from the highest levels of the administration, nobody is feeling the heat from it. This was torture, people- recruits were following orders to completely denegrate and humiliate these prisoners and nobody is talking about it.

Enron? Well, let's just say the president and co. have their fingers in a lot of pies. But nobody is calling them on this, or Halliburton, or any number of other corporate disgraces.

9/11 intelligence? Bush screwed up. He did not take action despite intelligence indicating an impending attack on US soil. He knew something was happening and didn't act on it (and I just don't buy that every day a memo comes to the president saying that we are going to be attacked. I just don't.) and 3,000 people were killed. There had to have been ways to step up airport security, to increase national defense, to take action. Bush can keep saying this was an intelligence failure, that it was a failure on the part of the FBI. But ultimately, it was his failure.

Clinton was brought down by a blue dress. The stain on that dress should have been much, much less consequential than the bloodstains the Bush and Co have smeared about the White House. But nobody is being accountable for any of this. Where is the outrage, as they used to say? Where are Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman to take this man down?

1 comment:

  1. I think instant karma came this week in the form of the Al Qaqaa story -- I'm betting the CIA held this card back until the best possible moment. You don't blame people for all your mistakes, and expect they'll never try to pay your irresponsible ass back...

    But you're right, Bill Clinton would've been under the jail long ago, if he'd done 1/3 of what Bush & Co. have done.

    The outrage is on Fox News. They seem to have cornered the market.