The dumbest comment on the McFly affair to date
Regular (and blogger in his own right) Dad29 came by last night to say, “Frankly the biggest story is ‘who sent the letters/emails?’–unanswered by Bice.” (Original Bice story here, for the one or two of you who haven’t read it yet.)
Two, and this is the key, the statement perfectly encapsulates everything that went wrong with the treatment of (alleged) lawbreaking by the Bush administration in the last decade. Wiretaps being done without a warrant in violation of the law? Who told you that? CIA black sites scattered across Eastern Europe? Let’s get that reporter’s notes! There are photographs out there showing detainee abuse? Stop their release!
Well, okay, the last one also applies to the current administration.
But this is, perhaps, the most frustrating thing for me in considering the way in which government, at many levels, has been running lately, and the way in which people who ought to be (for want of a better term) watchdogging it are falling down on the job. So much attention is paid to the evidence or consequences of the evidence of wrongdoing that no one ever gets around to prosecuting the criminals.