Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Blame Game

Batter up - Rove's stamp of subterfuge is all over this latest spin by the whitehouse. These people have no shame and are reprehensible. What they really want is for folks to play some kind of "blame game." In reality, we should all demand for those responsible to be held accountable.

Oh, and if you haven't heard the W speaking when he mentions the "Blame Game," note if you will that he always, always starts finishes by saying, "there will be plenty of time to investigate what went RIGHT and what went Wrong." Is it me, of do you think that Rove also suggest he talk first about what went right, rather than what went wrong?

Q Scott, the reality at hand right now is that the President said that we still live in an unsettled world. This is an administration that has told us since 9/11 that it's not a matter of "if," but "when" that we could be struck by a terror attack and, obviously, other disasters that are the result of Mother Nature. So at this point, where is the accountability? Is the President prepared to say where this White House, where this administration went wrong in its response to Katrina?

MR. McCLELLAN: You know, David, there are some that are interested in playing the blame game. The President is interested in solving problems and getting help to the people who need it. There will be a time --

Q Wait a minute. Is it a blame game when the President, himself, says that we remain at risk for either another catastrophe of this dimension, that's not manmade, or a terrorist attack? Isn't it incumbent upon this administration to immediately have accountability to find out what went wrong, when at any time this could happen again?

Oh, and incase you are thinking an investigation may be worthwhile, perhaps we aught not have it be an internal one:
No administration could credibly investigate such an immense failure on its own watch. And we have learned through bitter experience - the Abu Ghraib nightmare is just one example - that when this administration begins an internal investigation, it means a whitewash in which no one important is held accountable and no real change occurs.

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