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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Being A Republican Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry Part II

Coming home tonight, I heard on NPR that the Republicans and the Bush Administration want to blame Bill Clinton for the failures of policy and diplomacy with North Korea. After Democrats accused the Bush Administration of being so distracted by Iraq that they failed to prevent North Korea from nuclear testing, the Bushies want to lay the blame at Clinton's feet.

Excuse me but didn't that tactic fail when Republicans tried to shift the blame for 9-11 to Clinton? Clinton hit back and Bob Woodward and others validated Clinton's own claims that it was the Bush Administration that actually dropped the ball and failed to heed CIA and FBI warnings on bin Laden? Do the Republicans now want to go for 0 and 2?

Two terms - six years into an administration - these guys have got to begin to take some responsibility for their inaction and incompetence. They might as well, generals and diplomats who are normally sympathetic to the Republicans are pointing fingers at them. That includes some members of Bush, Sr.'s Cabinet such as Brent Scowcroft and James Baker III.

For a party that came to power preaching the need for individuals to take responsibility for their actions, nobody in this party seems to be able to practice what they preach.

Accountability - it's not just for poor inner city kids anymore. Rich white people, perhaps, need to also be responsible for their failures and misdeeds too.

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