Thursday, September 14, 2006

Its About Time Some GOP Heavy Weights Started Doubting The Moral Basis For The GWoT

Thursday's Whitehouse press briefing was astonishing. Some one really should have got the hook out for Tony the Snow job.

I kind of feel sorry for him because he really got his ass handed to him on a platter numerous times. Ah, but he deserves it because he and the master he serves belong in the trash heap along side the road to the moral high ground. From there, it is a slippery slope into the fiery pits of Hell.

Have a look at this bit on the morality play the W, Rove and Co is pushing upon us by redefining their glorious Global War on Terror as the "decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century:"
Q But, yes, Colin Powell, what about his larger point, that the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis for the war on terror?

MR. SNOW: I don't think so. Look at what happened on September 11th. You had Jacques Chirac sending regards this week. We've had a number of other people. I think everybody understands that the moral basis of the war on terror is that there are people who are determined not to abide by any of the standards of civilization. And they want to slaughter us, and they want to scare us, and they want to change the way the world works.

Q But this is the assertion of a former Secretary of State who was with the administration --

MR. SNOW: I understand that.

Q -- at the outset of the war on terror. He is now, obviously, not part of the administration and it's X number of years later, and he is looking at the world and saying, they're having doubts.

MR. SNOW: Go ask him. I don't want to read his mind. It's worth having -- you can ask Colin Powell precisely what he meant.


Q Outside Colin Powell's mind, is that not an issue for this administration? Is that not something you should be thinking about?

MR. SNOW: Well, why do you think -- why on earth, Martha, do you think we're not taking such pains to try to be absolutely transparent and lay out for the entire world not only standards by which we conduct these things, but say to the rest of the world you've got to be precise --

Q But you said, "I don't think so," about moral basis, you didn't think so because Jacques Chirac --

MR. SNOW: He said, "moral basis of the war on terror." The moral basis of the war on terror is -- I don't think you're going to try to claim moral equivalence between George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden. I don't think you want to go there. And that is --

Q I don't think I'd be going there.


Anonymous said...

"Moral basis" for fearmongering?

"In his latest newsletter, security author Bruce Schneier delivered a scathing critique of politicians and the media for promoting fear and ultimately doing exactly what the terrorists want. Citing several cases of false alarms, Schneier writes: 'Our politicians help the terrorists every time they use fear as a campaign tactic. The press helps every time it writes scare stories about the plot and the threat... Our job is to think critically and rationally, and to ignore the cacophony of other interests trying to use terrorism to advance political careers or increase a television show's viewership.' Are the terrorists laughing at us?" More, here.

Anonymous said...

Day of Denial

Confederateyankee: September 11, 2006

''Today more than any other in the past five years, the Left continues to reveal how much they despise the essence of America.''

Interesting comments.