Friday, March 21, 2008

Are they Insane?

".... Imagine if you went to a hospital to have an operation on your knee, and your surgeon completely botched it, permanently shattering your knee instead of fixing it and, in the process, needlessly removing your healthy kidney and recklessly causing damage to your heart and lungs. Then, as you tried to decide what you should do to rectify the damage -- and you sought out the advice of doctors who presciently warned you not to have that doctor operate -- the guilty surgeon insisted that he be allowed to operate again to fix it and that you listen to him regarding what should be done.

And when you screamed at the guilty surgeon -- as every sane person would -- to stay as far away from you as possible and that he was the last person from whom you wanted advice, he kept telling you: "Oh, forget about the past. This isn't about assigning blame. What matters is figuring out what to do now." You would think such a person insane for that line of thought. But that's exactly what war advocates like Anne-Marie Slaughter -- and John McCain -- are insisting that we do. That's how the establishment can insist that the Iraq War is an asset for John McCain even though Americans overwhelmingly think that his support for it was a grave mistake. "Forget the past." ...."

Great article over at Glenn Greenwald's place


Blogger How Insane Is John McCain? said...

Yes, I think they are.

6:02 PM, March 21, 2008  
Blogger robin andrea said...

If it doesn't matter how we got into this mess, then what's to say we won't repeat these incredible mistakes? John McCain should be held accountable, and should have to explain how he understands the past so it won't be repeated.

9:00 AM, March 22, 2008  

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