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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Memory Hole

I agree wholeheartedly with TMcD's post on the new talking points about retired generals criticizing "the civilian leadership" of the military. Indeed, the rule seems to be that retired generals can express any political or policy views that they wish, so long as those views are supportive of the Administration. I mean, didn't retired General Tommy Franks actively campaign for President Bush in 2004?

As TMcD points out, just another inconvenient fact flushed down the memory hole. Like the fact that the same folks now arguing that the president is effectively, totally above the law were the same folks less than ten years ago arguing that the president (a different one, of course) was wholly subject to discovery in ordinary litigation. That the same party that once pressed for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution has presided over record deficits.

And so on. But really, pointing out the hypocrisy of the current leadership of this country is too easy to be fun anymore.


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