Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Field of (my) Screams!

What's a worse crime than trumping up evidence to stage an illegal war that kills tens of thousands, if not more than a million, and costs $2 trillion and counting?

Why not immediately admitting the taking of steroids in baseball, that's what!

Brian Williams opening last night's NBC Nightly News:

Good evening. Because this is a family broadcast, we probably can't say what we'd like to about the news today that Mark McGwire—the home run hitter, the family favorite from the St. Louis Cardinals—stopped lying today and admitted that he did it while on steroids.

Lying is something that can be proclaimed only for what a "baseball player" like Mark McGwire ever did or said. Certainly it cannot be uttered against a mere President, like George Bush.

Not Dick Cheney, not George Bush, not anybody who got us into a war we didn't need to get into at all because because -- no matter what Sarah Palin still says -- Saddam wasn't associated with 9/11, but he was somebody to bomb for fun and profit. No they just acted in "good faith" and no "serious" person can ever proclaim them to be liars. That's just impolite and is reserved only to those who engage in serious endeavors like sporting events.

UPDATE: Just to compare and contrast Mark McGwire with, say, Rudy Giuliani. While McGwire was called a "liar" yesterday, last week when Rudy said there were no domestic terror attacks under George Bush it was said -- hours later -- that he was "not quite correct".