Sunday, May 06, 2007

This I Love

In today’s New York Times Op/Ed piece (“Is Condi Hiding the Smoking Gun?”) Frank Rich catalogs the many Repubs pointing fingers of blame for the Iraq war. Then he says: “Satisfying though it is to watch a circular firing squad of the war’s enablers, unfinished business awaits… a tragedy of this scale demands a full accounting, not to mention a catharsis.” And who might give that accounting? Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, that’s who. “It’s now been nearly five years since Ms. Rice did her part to sell the Iraq war on a Sept. 8, 2002, Sunday show with her rendition of ‘we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud,’” Rich says. And she should be held accountable under oath “before she too jumps ship.” Although, as Rich points out, it’s Colin Powell who “should summon the guts” to give a full accounting, but that’s not likely to happen. “Of all the top-tier policy players who were beside the president and vice president at the war’s creation, she (Condoleezza Rice) is the highest still in power and still on the taxpayers’ payroll,” Rich says. What a sight that would be! Condi Rice, after all, is the one the White House sent to all the talk shows last Sunday to defend the war in Iraq and to retell all the old lies. Let Condi Rice be the one to tell-all under oath--old tight-lipped, clench-haired, brittle-voiced, mean-faced, toadying, sycophantic, brown-nosing twit-twat Condi. Let’s hear how it all came to pass, Condi. Who is more of an insider’s insider than Condoleezza Rice who became Secretary of State (fourth in line to become President if the president dies) because she was George Bush’s nanny when he needed a baby-sitter to remind him he is the Great I-Am. Let’s get the truth from the Great I-Am’s confidante. I want to hear the word, the real story, the ratfuck rat-out to end all rat-outs from Ms Mushroom Cloud, and under oath. As Rich says, “As long as American troops are dying in Iraq, the secretary of state has an obligation to answer questions about how they got there and why they stay. If accountability is ever to begin, it would be best if those questions are answered not on ‘60 Minutes’ but under oath.” Put another way, Condi, you may as well glean some measure of respect for letting the truth be heard, because you’re done in politics. However, DC’s Ms Palfrey might be able to use a good piano player.

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