Thursday, April 06, 2006

Secretary Rice Boxes Herself in a Corner

...And This Secretary of State Wants to Run for President?

...But in response to a question about whether the administration had learned from its mistakes over the past three years, she said officials would be "brain-dead" if they did not recognize where they had erred.

"I know we've made tactical errors, thousands of them I'm sure," Rice said. "But when you look back in history, what will be judged is, did you make the right strategic decisions."

So, Ms. Rice is resorting to code words to explain away the fact the she was in on the decisions from the start. Her inference is: OK we've done a lot of little things wrong in Iraq, but the big decision to go there was right. How will she separate herself from these wrong 'brain dead' decisions that she was a party to - if she intends to be president, which she does?

But it gets worse when she says that the reason that the 'correct strategic' decision has not turned out well yet in Iraq was that there were thousands of 'tactical' mistakes in Iraq. So, who made these thousands of 'tactical' mistakes in your mind, Ms. Secretary? Surely you won't implicate Mr. Rumsfeld or Mr. Bremer - or yourself. That leaves the military. Is that what you are saying, Ms. Rice? If so, it's about the most disgusting thing said about our troops yet, who are so far saving what's left of this administration's bacon. They were right from the beginning, starting with General Shinseki.

So, who made these 'thousands' of mistakes, Ms. Rice?

UPDATE: Condi & Don: What we have here is a failure to communicate...

UPDATE #2: Well, somebody made these mistakes...

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