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More Glenn Greenwald, less Matt Lauer. Please.

Glenn Greenwald wrote about Hillary Clinton speaking in Cambodia yesterday :

Secretary Clinton: The past must be confronted,

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Cambodia yesterday and urged its government to proceed with more prosecutions of surviving Khmer Rouge officials. This is how The New York Times described her visit:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited a former Khmer Rouge torture house in Cambodia on Monday and urged the nation to proceed with trials of the former regime’s surviving leaders in order to “confront its past.”

. . .

“Countries that are held prisoner to their past can never break those chains and build the kind of future that their children deserve,” she said. “Although I am well aware the work of the tribunal is painful, it is necessary to ensure a lasting peace.”

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Much as I like Hillary’s message, when I think of what we’re doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, I wonder: are we really in a position to lecture other countries about facing up to their past?  When is an American leader going to make an important speech asking US to face up to the mistakes of our past?

And what about our present?    As Greenwald concluded his story :

In other news yesterday: George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at the World Series baseball game while the Texas crowd cheered and chanted: “USA. USA.”

And why shouldn’t they? With reporters like Matt Lauer treating George Bush to friendly interviews like this, how could they not LOVE our peacenik former President . . . .

Bush: ‘I Was A Dissenting Voice’ On Iraq War

In the first interview of the publicity tour for his new book, Decision Points, Bush told Matt Lauer that he didn’t want to use force.

“Not everybody thought you should go to war, though,” Lauer said. “There were dissenting voices.”

“I was a dissenting voice. I didn’t want to use force,” Bush said. “I mean force is the last option for a President. And I think it’s clear in the book that I gave diplomacy every chance to work. And I will also tell you the world’s better off without Saddam in power. And so are 25 million Iraqis.”

Yeah. We all remember how George Bush was a dissenting voice for war. Right.

18 Responses

  1. Ah the “professional media”, aren’t they just special. I like journalists better. There aren’t many of them though.

    • I’m trying to find a great quote one of my sisters posted to Facebook this morning. From Edward Murrow, I think. We need more guys like him too.

      • Here it is:

        Bill Moyers: “The legendary correspondent Edward R. Murrow told his generation of journalists that bias is okay as long as you don’t try to hide it. Here is mine: Plutocracy and democracy don’t mix. Plutocracy too long tolerated leaves democracy on the auction block, subject to the highest bidder.”

        We need more people with that bias.

  2. Wow, can’t remember the last time Glenn admired an action of HIllary Clinton’s… reality is potent stuff and Hillary is very real… probably too real for the infotainment world the MSM inhabits today… but maybe a few on the so-called left will wake up about the positive power of Hillary.

  3. Breaking news… a bit OT, but good news for another truth-teller…

    Titans awarded Moss off waivers http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2010/11/titans_awarded.html

  4. George Bush was a dissenting voice for war? Damn it, just how many Mirror Universes are there and how do I keep slipping into them?

  5. I thought I was a dissenting voice on war, along with millions marching with me. He called us “focus groups”.
    As for W, he was heard in 2001 screaming: F#@ Saddam, he’s going down!” Before any 9.11 could be falsely pinned on him.

  6. Bush opens mouth, pants catch on fire.

  7. OK let’s look for a reasonable explanation for that ridiculous statement from Dubya…

    Let’s see….is he drinking again? I think he might be showing alcohol related dementia…..how about it? Yes, yes, it must be that he is drinking again….

    Or has he been taking drugs? Perhaps oxycontin borrowed from his pal Rush?

    A dissenting voice for war? Wha…..?

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