Wednesday, March 24, 2004
It's the Lying That Hurts Us the Most

At last, somebody with the balls to say plainly what has been all-too-obvious for some time.
Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. I failed you. We tried hard, but we failed you...I ask for your understanding, and your forgiveness.

Richard Clarke, 9/11 Commission testimony

I await the day when politicians come to understand that this, really, is all we want... don't spin us, don't manipulate us, just tell us you fucked up. We might hold you responsible, but we won't hold it against you.

Well... okay, we might hold it against you. But not nearly as much as if you lie about it, too.

Addendum: But what's really at stake when this administration lies about how badly it fell short that day? Whom does it hurt? This is politics... who cares about the truth anymore?

Victims do.

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