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MBJ

Sylvia:

This was my take on it too (scribbled here: http://memestreamblog.wordpress.com/2007/11/21/mcclellan-candid-unprecedented/), right after the pre-release book announcement was first made in November. I think my photoshoped cartoon bubble dove-tails nicely with your Goering comparison.

At what point do these guys do the right thing and resign? McClellan's case gives us the sad, clear answer: only when they have been personally compromised beyond mere ethical considerations (to which, in any case, these guys seem as immune as their heinous masters). For McClellan, this meant spouting lies until Cheney and Libby's deceit resulted in McClellan's direct public emasculation.

Cheers,

MBJ

Dan

Not to be too brutal, but: You were horrified, at this late date, to hear McClellan's story? I mean, did you think at the time that he was giving you the straight story? On the other hand, maybe it's good that there's still something to be horrified about.

Second, that Goering comparison is off. Goering was the commander of the German Air Force. Yes, he was a piece of work, but you're thinking of Goebbels, the propaganda chief.

The difference between the mouthpieces like McClellan and the actual policymakers and deciders is the level of hell they ought to reside at after they've breathed their last -- this is one of the few times I wish the old-school Dante-esque version of hell actually existed.

Ben D

McClellan the first of many scumbags who are out to make a buck. The Broadcom Ecstasy CEO is just like McClellan...another scumbag!

Ben D

McClellan the first of many scumbags who are out to make a buck. The Broadcom Ecstasy CEO is just like McClellan...another scumbag!

Ben D

McClellan the first of many scumbags who are out to make a buck. The Broadcom Ecstasy CEO is just like McClellan...another scumbag!

Ben D

McClellan the first of many scumbags who are out to make a buck. The Broadcom Ecstasy CEO is just like McClellan...another scumbag!

Sylvia Paull

sorry, Dan, i always mix up Goering with Goebbels, a really inexcusable mistake since I studied Germany and even lived there (but not during WWII).

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