Les Mis

From Editor and Publisher:

>SECRETARY RICE: Look, let me tell you what I think about Scooter Libby. I think he’s served the country really well. I think he did it to the best of his ability. I think that he is going through an extremely difficult time with his family and for him. And you know, I’m just desperately sorry that it’s happening to him and I — you know, the legal system has spoken, but I tell you, this is a really good guy who is a good public servant and ought to be treated in accordance with that.

I wonder if such feelings of pity are proper for fallen soldiers.

6 thoughts on “Les Mis”

  1. that ajami feels it apropos to use the term “fallen soldier” as a descriptor of scooter libby really portrays how out of touch this administration and its MSM acolytes have become. there are three thousand-plus fallen soldiers, all of whom fell in a war begun by the lies and deceit that scooter libby and other nefarious neo-con numbnuts sought to cover up by exposing Mrs. Plame. this is an outrageous use of “fallen soldier.” the metaphor isn’t even appropriate; libby will no doubt get out of jail, write a book, and make a mint, while the men and women who have given their lives in this war will never come back. libby will live on, eat, drink, laugh, love, and live. the men and women who are dead because of the lies and deceit of libby and his overlords will never get that chance. i suppose it’s been devestating for libby’s family while he wastes away in a white collar prison. just ask chuck colson how hard the club fed prisons are. maybe ajami should see the look on a mothers’ or wife’s face when you tell her about her “fallen soldier” before he decides this is a fitting metaphor for a crook, a liar, and traitor to his country.

  2. you know, this reminds me of a poem found in an army hospital in vietnam (or so i was told). a lot of us had this written on our gear:

    we are the unwilling,
    led by the unqualified,
    doing the unecessary,
    for the ungrateful.

  3. That’s a neat poem. But I wonder what difference gratitude would make in light of the first three claims.

  4. none at all. it just adds insult to injury that in light of the first three claims, those who benefit the most from our sacrifices (war profiteers like halliburton) are yet ungrateful of the price paid for their profit, as manifested by the equation of scooter f-n’ libby with a fallen soldier, and statements like “we go to war with the army we have.” they don’t care about the lives that purchased their yachts or the splintered limbs that sent there legacied children to ivy league schools and their indifference is made all the more cruel by the pandering, transparent “support the troops” mantra that they toss at anyone who would speak out against the engine of their lavish lifestyle: war, murder, and exploitation.

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