Sunday, March 18, 2007

WaPo looks for lessons

It's difficult not to feel a little bitter when I read half-hearted mea culpas like today's WaPo editorial. Sure, it's great to hear them admit they should have been stronger critics but they then go on to excuse Bush even as they deride his "arrogance, ignorance and insouciance," and by extension, excuse themselves. They are just as culpable for paving his road to war with dutifully disseminated White House press releases.

Everything I said about Iraq came true and then went beyond my worst imaginings. Every one of us who are sneeringly referred to as the "anti-war left," correctly predicted the outcome of the invasion and I say that with sadness, not with pride. We weren't exactly quiet about it. We were in the streets by the millions all over the world and we were on the internets begging for the media to help us. But when they didn't belittle us, they ignored us.

And this editorial is still ignoring the reality revealed by everything up to and including the present day Plame case and attorney purge scandal. Bush and his team have deliberately lied to us since the day they took office. I mean for the love of Pete, they just lied last week when they said they weren't at all involved in the attorney firings.

I'm going to ask this question again. How many lies about major policy decisions does it take to add up to a blow job? When the learned pundits at the WaPo start treating this administration's ongoing campaign of deceit with the same gravity as they did a lie about a consenual affair, I'll believe they learned a lesson in the last four years.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, part of that "anti-war left" you mentioned. I thoroughly enjoy your posts, well written, well thought out & so very sadly true. Keep up the good work!

1:50:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement LLL.

3:51:00 PM  

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