Thursday, May 06, 2004

I lied - here's one more post on responsibility and on planting more dragon's teeth in the garden

Ah, Tom Friedman. He's funny, he's even accurate in spots. But I have a lot of talking back I could do with this column. The only thing I will say is that while I agree that Rumsfeld is one significant buck stop. The ultimate responsibility falls on Bush. Ultimately.

Nightline tonight looked at the Iraqi prisoner humiliation and torture issue. What does power do? When you're just "following orders," what will you do? How many will you follow.

How could these soldiers do these things? Well, I read Lord of the Flies in high school - did you? Ever play let's pretend? D&D? (no, I never did). Congress simulation, anyone? It's pretty easy to get into the role, isn't it? It's not hard to understand how it happened. What is probably hard for people to understand is just how bad this is.

How very, very bad.

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