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Just Plain Fools

Saturday, Apr. 01, 2006 12:00 AM

During a visit to England, Condoleezza Rice admitted that the Bush Administration had probably made thousands of "tactical errors" in its handling of the Iraq War, but defended the invasion as the right thing to do.

Let's see. We're three years into George's little adventure, and we've made thousands - that is, more than one thousand, possibly two or three - tactical errors.

That comes out to 2-3 boneheaded moves per day. Of course, just like flipping a coin, it's possible to have a run of nothing but tails ... except that you'll eventually reap a metric assload of heads.

And yet, we're supposed to have confidence in these people? Rice assures us that officials would be, "brain-dead" if they did not recognize where they had erred.

Except nobody's admitting mistakes, even Condi. After all, she says, it's, "... difficult in the midst of a big historic change (to tell) what was a good decision and what was a bad decision."

Promulgating a war on false claims? Bad decision.

Issuing orders and a laxity of command resulting in a torture scandal? Bad decision.

Deciding to ignore federal law and constitutional protections to execute warrantless wiretaps? Bad decision.

You can't get a majority of the questions wrong on the test and expect to graduate. Surely a former Stanford University Provost should understand this?

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