UPDATE - Just to amplify my point about the terribly punny headlines, here's an image that Caffeinated Geek Girl sent in from the Post a while back:
Ye gods! What IS it about being a treacherous, murdering harpy that makes a woman scowl like that all the time? Just wondering.
But it's an opportunity for me to talk about the lack of accountability that is a hallmark of the present administration. George Bush and his band of merry thugs seem to only acknowledge any mistakes they've made AFTER they're out of a job.
Rumbo was a prime example. Who do you think released that memo of his? Of course is was "The Donald" himself. In the days leading up to the election, he saw the writing on the bullet-pocked wall, and realized that only with a desperate paper trail would he have any hope of redemption after the ax fell. So he dashed off a quick memo essentially saying "We screwed the pooch", and then after he was fired he himself leaked it to the media so he can claim he tried to warn the Chimp-in-Chief, but it was to no avail.
Like anyone's buying that.
Anyway, Condoleezza Rice has been talking about the war in Iraq, and while it appears she may be admitting that some mistakeswere made, she's taking no real responsibility for it. No accountability at all. From ABC news:
Although she is not yet ready to explain herself, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is admitting that the United States has made mistakes in Iraq.Ah, so she does admit mistakes were made.
"As to whether the United States has made mistakes: Of course, I'm sure we have," Rice told the Arabic satellite television station Al-Arabiya. "You can't be involved in something as big as the liberation of a country like Iraq and all that has happened since, and I'm sure there are things that we could have done differently."
However, Rice told Al-Arabiya that now is not the time to talk about U.S. mistakes in Iraq.
"Frankly, we are looking ahead," she said.
Something tells me the only mistakes she's willing to concede would be on the order of neglecting to include ruffled potato chips in the mess halls, and instead only providing the flat kind. Big mistakes like that.
I don't see her saying it was a huge mistake to invade Iraq or anything, and that's the real issue we're concerned with.
Once her tenure as secretary of state is over and she is back at Stanford University, she said she will reflect on the war.Isn't that nice? Condi will scurry away from the wreckage of US foreign policy that she had a large hand in messing up, but at least she'll make some money writing about it.
"I can look back and write books about what we might have done differently," she said.
You know what? I'd rather burn the thirty dollars she's going to ask for her shitty book of falsehoods. At least then it might help warm my house for a little while when fuel prices skyrocket out of control because of our nation's part in destablizing the entire Middle East.