Thursday, May 10, 2007

Evidence of going through the looking glass

ALBERTO GONZALES

Responsible for - Legal justification of torture, indefinite detention, and kidnapping of foreign nationals. Promulgating warrantless eavesdropping on American citizens.

In trouble for - Prosecutors being fired for political reasons, and lying about it.

PAUL WOLFOWITZ

Responsible for - Masterminding a poorly planned and poorly executed war, and helping to create the philosophical underpinnings that has mired the United States in the crossfire of a sectarian civil war.

In trouble for - Getting a cushy job for his girlfriend.

GEORGE TENET

Responsible for - Mishandling at best, manipulating at worst, pre-war intelligence to allow the current President to dupe the American people into a war.

In trouble for - Waiting too long to cash in with his his tell-all memoir.

I understand that Al Capone went to prison for tax evasion, and sometimes that's how things work. But, God almighty, why are we having front-page coverage of Gonzales' handling of the prosecutors but not a peep about his hand in the destruction of America's moral authority? Why is Wolfowitz being crucified for getting his squeeze a sweet deal but getting a pass on being the architect of America's biggest foreign policy disaster, at the cost of over three THOUSAND American lives?

Karma works in mysterious ways.

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