Poor George Bush. Betrayal doesn’t count unless it comes from someone you believe is your friend.No doubt, the President is isolated, as is claimed in the tell-all of his former Press Secretary Scott McClellan. Not many since Lincoln have chosen rivals as advisers.
Equally certain is McClellan’s oh-so-delicate ego. When he voiced doubts about the Iraq War, they were pooh-poohed. How crushing!
Then there is his present courage in irrevocably expressing his concerns. He no longer has to ass creep for a paycheck. He can wag his finger at an Administration that isn’t well liked. He doesn’t have to engage in the cross fire of debate.
Although his betrayal won’t change any of the people McClellan wishes would come to their senses, his opinions do have affect in other quarters.
They embolden our country’s enemies. They ennoble those within who would have liked to let it all slide, the terror and subjugation of Iraqis by Saddam and his gang of thugs.
Of course, there were citizens who had conscionable objections to the war from the beginning. They have been doing all they can to end or ameliorate the conflict. But unlike them, McClellan’s criticisms of the policies of his former boss won’t come across as clean and clear if they ever have to be explained on Judgment Day.
Poor poor Scott McClellan.
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