Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bush: Ain't me Babe.....In no way did I mean to hurt anybody.” Or perhaps they are channeling Donald Rumsfeld, whose famous excuse for his failure to

drawings by marguerita
secure post-invasion Iraq, “Stuff happens,”
could be the epitaph of our age
.Our next president, like his predecessor, is promising “a new era of responsibility and accountability.”
We must hope he means it
Accountability wasn’t remotely on Bush’s mind.

If anything, he was more likely to reward malfeasance and incompetence, as exemplified by his gifting of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to George Tenet, L. Paul Bremer and Gen. Tommy Franks, three of the most culpable stooges of the Iraq fiasco.Bush had arrived in Washington vowing to inaugurate a new, post-Clinton era of “personal responsibility” in which “people are accountable for their actions.” Eight years later he holds himself accountable for nothing.Op-Ed Columnist - Two Cheers for Rod Blagojevich - Editorial -

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