Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Responsibilty is a pretty word in an Administration that doesnt seem to own a Dictionary

"The culture of America is changing from one that has said 'If it feels good, do it, and if you've got a problem, blame somebody else' to a culture in which each of us understands we are responsible for the decisions we make in life."
George W. Bush (last weekish)

It seems to me that if there ever was a more hypocritical statement that this i have yet to come across it. The current US Regime : accepting responsibilty/consequences for actions :: teddy bears : causing huriccanes off the coast of Florida. I think the most telling example of this adversion is the fact that not a single person has been fired for the tragedy that was 9-11. Or for the incompetence surrounding Iraq (except Tenet but Ill get to that in a second). Or for lying to the Legislature about the Actual cost for the Medicare Bill.

Wheres the consequences for actions Mr. President? Sure Tenet has resigned under pressure of CIA bashing studies from a partisan comittee looking to pass the buck away from the like-minded executive branch.
That study not only decided not to investigate (until after the election when it wont matter) the use of CIA intel in the Admins case for War but it also questioned its jurisdiction to even comment on that aspect (possibly releasing the Admin of any consequences for thier actions during the runup to war where every single one of the upper echelons lied). Despite the fact that the Intel Committee is the only congressional committee that could possibly have that other than the 9-11 Commission which has been sytematically stymied by the Stonewalling Bushies (before intense public pressure demanded they comply, to which they only barely ever have).

All in all Bush's rhetoric makes me wish i had a never ending supply of forks to stick into my eyes...

Forgive this first post my clarity will improve with time. i swear.

3 Comments:

Blogger Concerned said...

Being responsible for the decisions one makes in one's life does not necessarily entail that one is in practice _accountable_ for those decisions. If a politician can hoodwink the populace into an ignorant state of lethargic complacency vis-à-vis the decisions he makes by couching those decisions in terms that deviate from the rhetoric of _prudence_, the rhetoric of a _principled_ system of means an ends within the context of the _duty_ of a benevolent governmental regime; if instead he couches those decisions in terms that comprise an inconsistent framework of willy-nilly justification where good obtained in one political sphere is not weighed against the negative consequences in another, such that the public is bombarded by the flaccid journalism of the day only with mere facts and not the interrelations thereof, with no yardstick of accountability--then will there be no one to cry foul, no one to ensure that the responsibility of our elected officials as conferred to them by the very idea of a democratic republic is being upheld. We need prudence, not politics.

July 14, 2004 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Alotafagina said...

I'm going to punch you all in the ovaries.

July 19, 2004 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Bu$hHatingPu$$y said...

"Bush explained his strategy for transfer of power. It's a two part plan. Part one: clean out his desk. Part two: rent a U-Haul." —David Letterman

"Homeland Security has warned of possible summer attacks by Al Qaeda. And it must be pretty serious because President Bush has already ignored three memos about this." —David Letterman

"President Bush is going to establish elections there in Iraq. He's going to rebuild the infrastructure. He's going to create jobs. He said if it works there, he'll try it here." —David Letterman

"President Bush announced he has a five-point strategy for getting out of Iraq. Points six through 10 will be handled by the Kerry administration." —David Letterman

July 19, 2004 at 10:30 PM  

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