Thursday, October 28, 2004

Stepping up and accepting responsiblity

Interestingly enough, rock city points us to a wonderful article on Kerry using Bush's own rhetoric to stab him a fatal blow. However, the slice he gives us leaves out a few important points: "Can you imagine President Kennedy ... standing up and telling the American people he couldn't think of a single mistake that he had made? When the Bay of Pigs went sour, John Kennedy had the courage to look America in the eye and say to America 'I take responsibility, it is my fault."'

"Mr. President, it is long since time for you to start taking responsibility for the mistakes that you've made."

"...About a year ago, when things weren't going so well in my campaign, somebody called a radio talk show and they said, thinking they were just cutting me right to the quick, they said 'John Kerry won't be the president until the Red Sox win.' Well, we're on our way."

What about the house of cards that was supposed to fall in the Abu Ghraib scandal? Why hasn't the media pushed the admistration to toss the man responsible for the military action? Ooppss wouldn't that be Rummy and Wolfie??

These guys need to get the boot. Check out this article from the NYTimes on the prison scandal. Another case of the media letting the President slip on the issues and fail to take responsilbity for his poor handling and superb job misleading the citizens of our fair USA.


When the Abu Ghraib prison scandal first broke, the Bush administration struck a pose of righteous indignation. It assured the world that the problem was limited to one block of one prison, that the United States would never condone the atrocities we saw in those terrible photos, that it would punish those responsible for any abuse - regardless of their rank - and that it was committed to defending the Geneva Conventions and the rights of prisoners.

None of this appears to be true. The Army has prosecuted a few low-ranking soldiers and rebuked a Reserve officer or two, but exonerated the top generals. No political leader is being held accountable for the policies set in Washington that led to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and at other prison camps operated by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency in Iraq and Afghanistan, and at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where prisoner abuse was systemic. And we've learned that the administration's respect for the Geneva Conventions, which some senior officials openly disdain as an antiquated nuisance, is highly conditional.

End of slice:

It would be out of character for our sitting president to stand up and say anything of the sort like Kennedy did for the Bay of Pigs concern. This guy, the Bushmaster, is an expert obfuscator, obstructionist, and out right fabricator of the truth...Unfortunately for us and for him, I think he really thinks he didn't do anytyhing wrong. YIKES! talk about hiding your light under a bushel...

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