Friday, April 01, 2005

No Mincing Words...This Ain't Fox News!

Florida Blues links to an interview with Seymour Hersh. Go to her site to read the whole thing. Just a taste:
Hersh then launched into his chronology of how we went from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib. Post-9/11, there were voices in the U.S. government that were not pushing the policy of “payback” since some Taliban had been dealing with U.S. oil companies, were largely mercantile and many were not happy with bin Laden. These voices in the government wanted a more nuanced approach. There was also disagreement with Bush’s plans to go into Iraq, but these people were deemed “traitors.” He described how the Bush Administration pressured people to come around to their view. Basically, they exploited human nature. People with experience who disagreed noticed that junior officials supporting the White House got the face time with the President, the meetings, and the big end of the year bonuses. So it was only a matter of time before those who did not favor Bush’s policies, people with kids and mortgages, decided they had to “join the team” to survive.

Certainly, every Administration needs loyalty, but do they really need yes-men? And is not supporting the President's goals 'treason,' or politics? If it is treason, Republicans spent 8 years committing it!
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