Thursday, September 08, 2005


FOX TO LEAD INQUIRY INTO HENHOUSE FAILURE

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"There will also be a 9/11 Commission–caliber investigation, although, as New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote, if 9/11 is any guide, full disclosure will come only 'after the administration and its apologists erect every possible barrier to keep us from learning the truth.'"

9 comments:

Anonybreeze said...

First, I was shocked and saddened by the devastation of New Orleans and the inhumane treatment of the people stranded without food, water and protection. Then, I got angry about the incompetence by government heads, especially that FEMA director Brown. and it seemed to me that President Bush was a bit too laid back in his response to what was a national catastrophe. Did he really care, I thought to myself. And then I read this, and now I think maybe we need more "grey" Americans to cope with disasters like this. Being "pink" is fine when the times are nice and easy, but not when individual initiative and courage are needed. The writer makes a lot of sense to me. What do you think?

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Robert Brady said...

Laura,
I don't understand. Statements like:

"I hate those sons of bitches with all of my heart."

and

"I assure you that the pleasure I would take in shooting you would be temporary..."

make a lot of sense to you?

Tabor said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we could sort everybody into three tribes and make sure 'our' tribe was the most necessary, the strongest, and the wisest? ...and then you wouldn't have to think critically about stuff.

Robert Brady said...

And what use is thinking anyway, when you already know it all?

Anonybreeze said...

Still … if I was in any kind of catastrophic situation, I would want this guy around. I tend to be passive by temperament and probably would be grouped in the class of sheep, although if inspired by example and leadership, I could probably rise to the occasion and surprise myself. I think this writer expects and demands a lot from his fellow human beings. And I think that's one way to get the best from us all. Reality can be harsh and inescapable, like this natural diaster, and I think we human beings have to face it with courage and clear eyes, without looking at it through rose-colored sentiment, paranoia, and old prejudices. The world today is dangerously unbalanced; we have technology that can land on Mars, and in the same time frame, there are people still practicing the superstitious, savage customs of ancient times. At some point in the future it will all level off and then we'll have universal peace and justice, but until that day comes … I would like to know that the sheepdogs are all around us keeping the wolves away and killing them, if necessary.

Anonybreeze said...

By the way, I don't condone the the killing of wolves. It's a metaphor, of course. I am actually a supporter of wildlife preservation and wolves in our national parks.

Robert Brady said...

I dislike bullies of any kind, even if they're on my side.

Chancy said...

FOX TO LEAD INQUIRY INTO HENHOUSE FAILURE

At first glance I thought the "FOX" was Fox News...

Then I remembered the old adage about leaving the fox to guard the hen house :)

Chancy

Robert Brady said...

Sadly, it works with both meanings...