Can there be accountability in this day and age of blind partisanship?

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Accountability

Clearly, George is mad, but do we want Cheney?

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Posted by David (not verified) on 10 April 2006 - 9:40am
Bush

I could understand if Bush had about a 5% approval rating since that's about the number of Americans who are directly benefiting from his war crimes, but how do hard-working Americans find solace in this man? I have no clue. Congress has dropped the ball on this one. Censure isn't even close to justice. This man is a war criminal plain and simple. Invasion was deemed to be the most supreme of war crimes at Nuremburg. We've got to get rid of this guy and quick. Have you been to the impeach Bush website yet?

dave

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Posted by dave (not verified) on 10 April 2006 - 2:37pm
Clinton's Free Ride...

"...Collateral damage: an intern's career vs. tens of thousands of lives lost..."

You know, I'm really tired of this bumper sticker crap about what a swell guy Clinton was. Tens of thousands died in Iraq on his watch, thanks to "strategic" bombing and those fucking sanctions. That's not even counting the former Yugoslovia or the Sudan factory bombing. Why doesn't that matter ? Is there a liberal somewhere who can make a case for Bush's barbarity without excusing Clinton's ?

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Posted by alsis39.75 (not verified) on 11 April 2006 - 9:01am
The difference is

Bush is the one in office. And Clinton was the last president censured.

Clinton was not censured for Iraq. Whether he should have been is really beside the point, really, isn't it? The fact is that he was censured and impeached for having a fling and lying about it.

This is about where the political accountability really lies. And if we read the tea leaves correctly, Bush would be in more trouble today if he had fucked one Iraqi rather than the entire country.

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Posted by media girl on 11 April 2006 - 2:42pm
"This is about where the political accountability really lies."

"This is about where the political accountability really lies."

Yes, yes it is. And both parties seem to care more about whose being fucked than whose being bombed. The Repubs. scarcely have the market cornered on "blind partisanship."

Frankly, if Bush were cheating on his wife with some Iraqi diplomat, I'm guessing we'd never know, given his high-powered buddies at FOX and what not. And I don't know what would disgust me more if somehow we did find out: That Democrats were too chickenshit to call him out for it, or if they did call him out for it-- showing all the vitriol that somehow escaped them while all those Iraqis were falling to bombs and professional torturers. Either way, it wouldn't help their credibility as an opposition party. They're a bunch of hypocritical, self-satisfied pigs happy to guzzle at Bush's trough, nothing more.

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Posted by alsis39.75 (not verified) on 11 April 2006 - 4:02pm