Friday, April 01, 2005

Being Bipartisan

Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
James Harvey Robinson (1863 - 1936), historian

A very conservative friend sent me a note referring to Samuel R. (Sandy) Berger, a former White House security advisor, who plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor for intentionally removing and destroying copies of a classified document about the Clinton administration’s record on terrorism that said, “shouldn't the Misanthrope, in a gesture of bipartisan fairness, call for a thorough investigation?”

No. Berger admitted guilt case closed.

What I find interesting from the original news story is House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, calling Berger's actions a "third-rate burglary" and a "gravely, gravely serious" threat to national security. A threat to national security! Give me a break.

Here you have one of the potentially most corrupt Republicans lashing out, last July when this was uncovered, just before the 9/11 panel took the Bush administration to task for ignoring warnings from Clinton to FBI agents.

What should be investigated is why our intelligence agencies are still not working together. What also needs investigating is why our porous borders continue to be so under staffed that we have to resort to citizen protection.

The entire Bush administration needs investigating since they are guilty of moving this country back to the gilded-age of business monopolies, taking us to war without cause, creating a national debt so dangerously high as to jeopardize the financial well being of its citizens.

That is my bipartisan piece for the week.

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