May 08, 2004

Everybody else will be fine

This AP Headline really stuns me:

More Bad News May Be on the Way for Bush

The article is about the horrific prisoner brutality pictures and Secretary Rumsfeld's warnings that more and worse are on the way.

I am a political animal all the way. I annoy my friends with a political angle to almost every situation. But to couch this story completely in the realm of electoral politics seems over the top even to me.

Yes it reflects poorly on President Bush. But it has dishonored our entire nation and our superb professional military. Those were truly the most telling ten words that the AP editors could pick out?

Okay, now that they have opened the politics of this scandal, I have to laugh at another headline: "Kerry faults Bush for Abuse Scandal." This guy blames his speechwriters for the content of his speeches yet expects us to believe that a Kerry administration would have a keen grip on every private and lance corporal half a world away.

Posted by jk at May 8, 2004 02:29 PM
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