Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Condi, Condi, Condi

As bad as it was when administration officials started trotting out the story line that criticism of the Iraq war is the equivalent to being a Nazi sympathizer, Condi Rice really stepped, actually jumped over the line of decency when she made these remarks to Essence magazine. From The Carpetbagger Report:

Secretary of State Rice compared the Iraq war with the American Civil War, telling a magazine that slavery might have lasted longer in this country if the North had decided to end the fight early.

"I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," Rice said in the new issue of Essence magazine.

"I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'" Rice said.

So now if I'm critical of the administration's handling of the war I'm an anti-abolitionist? These statements are beyond dumb, and Rice should be ashamed of herself for making them. You know, I'm sure there were people who didn't want to fight the Civil War and didn't care about the slaves. History has proven those people to be wrong, and history will surely draw the same conclusion about your administration and your war, wrongly started, wrongly fought, and likely wrongly ended, whenever that manages to happen.

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