Monday, August 01, 2005

Hello, Mr. Pot...I'm Mr. Kettle!

In an amazing display of gall (that we've come to expect from Clinton administration officials), Sandy, Berger...said that President Bush has compromised national security by his "failure" to bring stability to Iraq. Apparently, this is not to be confused with compromising security by, say, removing classified national security documents and stuffing them into your skivvies before walking out the door with them. From NewsMax:
Convicted 9/11 Commission document thief Sandy Berger is blasting the Bush administration for failing to bring security to Iraq after toppling Saddam Hussein.

As co-chair of a Council on Foreign Relations task force on the Iraq war, Berger and his colleagues are complaining that the U.S.'s failure to prepare for the period after the war had given "early impetus for the insurgency," according to quotes picked up by Reuters.
I've often said that if you're trying to make a point, the messenger is incredibly important, or else you risk having your point dismissed. While scrutiny and thoughtful criticism of administration policies in Iraq is fair game, surely I'm not the only one who finds it laughable that we're being lectured by Sandy Freakin' Burglar on the topic of compromising security!

Next week, we'll probably get a speech from Robert (KKK-WV) Byrd on race relations, or Eric Rudolph on the importance of tolerance.

Oh, and a sidebar: can we stop calling these terrorists in Iraq "insurgents"? While some dictionaries refer to an insurgent as "a person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government", others (such as Princeton's WordNet) refer to an insurgent as "a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) [syn: insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel]." "Improving conditions"? "Freedom fighters"? Yeah, right! And John Edwards doesn't wear any hair products!

These cretins are coming in from Syria, Iran, and elsewhere. Iraq needs to seal their borders, and pronto.