Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Right and Wrong

This is ok, according to the Bush World order:

Richard L. Thornburgh, who served as attorney general under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, accused the Justice Department yesterday of prosecuting a prominent Pennsylvania Democrat for political reasons, one of a series of cases singled out by House Democrats as examples of alleged GOP meddling at the Justice Department.

Thornburgh, who served as attorney general from 1988 to 1991 and whose law firm represents Cyril Wecht, a nationally known coroner from Pittsburgh, testified yesterday that Wecht had been indicted for mail fraud and a "hodgepodge" of other charges by overzealous prosecutors keen on pleasing political appointees in Washington.

"He has always been a contentious, outspoken, highly critical and highly visible Democratic figure in western Pennsylvania," Thornburgh told the House Judiciary Committee. "In other words, he would qualify as an ideal target for a Republican U.S. attorney trying to curry favor with a department which demonstrated that if you play by its rules, you will advance."

This is not:

Rep. Pete Stark apologized Tuesday for saying last week that the White House was sending young Americans to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

Stark's apology, on the House floor, came after Republicans failed to win a vote censuring the California Democrat for "despicable conduct."

Speaking the blunt God's truth is not OK in the USA today. Unless you are Republican and you can smear anyone you like. As in many repressive regimes, those who criticize must be silenced.

God help us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's just as weird to watch the republican nominees battle over who wants to torture the most and start new wars with Iran and North Korea. These people are nucking futs!

As usual, I was disappointed that Pelosi reprimanded Stark and that Stark apologized. Truth is a bad thing anymore. I still say that the Bush administration will be defined by the moment when Dick Cheney shot 78-year-old Harry Whittington in the FACE! and weeks later when Whittington walked out of the hospital, HE apologized to Dick Cheney.

We are living in strange, strange times. Even Shakespeare couldn't write this stuff!