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  •  There is nothing inherently wrong with this (4+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, CoyoteMarti, divineorder, 2020adam
    because of course nothing says patriotism like second-guessing decisions in hindsight.
    When Bush was president, second-guessing decisions in hindsight was a pretty common activity on our side. We often didn't have full information until after the fact. For example, I'm happy to second-guess Bush's decision to stay with a bunch of school children, reading a book about a goat, rather than rush off to take charge of the situation. I'm happy to second guess his decision to invade Iraq when they knew it was all a crock of bullshit, which is also something we didn't have full info on (although we could certainly connect the dots pretty well) until after the fact.

    However, this is in no way meant to imply that I agree with what the Republicans are doing here. I do not. They do not care about Ambassador Stevens. They do not care about peace in Libya. They're merely looking for an opportunity here. But I see nothing inherently wrong with raising questions about what happened in Libya. What is wrong is that the Republicans have no interest in getting at the truth; they merely want to score points, so they are obviously in this to help no one but themselves.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:47:09 PM PDT

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