Monday, November 28, 2005

Bush II: The Unraveling

Colin Powell's ex-aide has just ripped the Bush Administration another asshole, and exposed a crew that sounds flat bonkers. Emphases mine:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that wrongheaded ideas for the handling of foreign detainees arose from White House and Pentagon officials who argued that "the president of the United States is all-powerful" and the Geneva Conventions irrelevant.

In an Associated Press interview, former Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson also said President Bush was "too aloof, too distant from the details" of postwar planning. Underlings exploited Bush's detachment and made poor decisions, Wilkerson said.

Wilkerson blamed Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and like-minded aides. He said Cheney must have sincerely believed that Iraq could be a spawning ground for new terror assaults, because "otherwise I have to declare him a moron, an idiot or a nefarious bastard."

There's more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And he waited until these last few months to let the rest of us know...were there no honorable men among these people. Not one who thought it was important to let the American public know, really know, what was going on. Not one who thought that it might be right and honorable to go the cable newcasts and tell the truth.
They will not wipe this stain off their souls by coming forward now.