Monday, May 07, 2007


Great article by George Packer, in the New Yorker, on evasion of responsibility in the highest levels of government.

The jumping off point is former CIA Director George Tenet's rather weak memoir, but others mentioned include Wolfowitz, about whom Packer writes:
Wolfowitz, who continues to enjoy the President’s full support, has never
uttered any serious self-criticism about the war. Like Al Capone, who was nailed
on tax evasion, and Alberto Gonzales, who as the White House counsel opened the
door to torture, Wolfowitz is being hounded for the blunder because he couldn’t
be got for the crime. The press is more comfortable with—in fact, is better
at—catching important people in fibs and flip-flops than in making independent
judgments about something like a war.
Ditto Gonzales, Rumsfield, Cheney, Rice, Tommy Franks, P.Bremer, etc.

Not of course to mention the Office for which all these serve where theoretically the buck stops.

My sadness with conservatives who continue to back this administration full boar is this deeply un-conservative lack of discipline, personal responsibility, and placing of personal ego over the office and standing of our government/nation.


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