Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, June 04, 2004
The 'resignation' for 'family reasons' of George Tenet sounds more than suspicious. If only because resigning at this moment looks so much like getting fired, I have to think Tenet would have stayed on for the rest of the year unless he either was fired or perhaps wanted to be out of office with a freer hand to respond to the upcoming reports on WMD intelligence and 9/11.
Even if Tenet does have personal reasons for wanting to quit, which is probably true, he knows that there will be a housecleaning in December/January regardless of what happens in November. To quit alone and ahead of that looks very much like being the fall guy for all the screwups on Iraq and maybe 9/11 too.
On the plus side, the Onion reports that at least one failed appointee from this administration is finally going to be held accountable.