the irregular quote of the day

7 Nov

Al Gore gave an interview to Rolling Stone, here [skip to page 54].

It’s not just the excesses of Bush and Cheney — it’s the failure of our Congress, our courts, our free press, and all of us, to speak up and prevent this degradation of the American idea.

Gore has a point. To shovel the entire blame for the state of America at the door of Bush and Cheney, would indeed allow a lot of people off the hook. The press, and the wider media, can justifiably be apportioned blame for the rush to war in Iraq. They simply didn’t demand that the Bush administration make the case for war. They rolled over while the Republicans tickled their collective bellies.

via. Daily Kos


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s