Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Vote Bush: Vote Abu Ghraib

Andrew Sullivan, per usual, says it all:
It does strike me as astounding that in four debates lasting six hours, the horrors of Abu Ghraib were never mentioned. Remember when we were reeling from the images? They remain the most spectacular public relations debacle for this country at war since Vietnam.

I haven't fully recovered from it in my pro-war heart. I couldn't believe America could do this. I still wince at the memory. But what I still remember was Dick Cheney's response to criticism of Rumsfeld at the time. "Get off his case," he harrumphed. Even after such a blow to the very core of the meaning of America, Cheney was contemptuous of holding anyone in his circle accountable. It says it all, doesn't it?