I think I may have found a new hero in the unlikeliest of places (or, more accurately, the unlikeliest party). Yesterday, during the Congressional hearings on this this Iraqi prison mess, Republican sentator Lindsey Graham, a former Air Force JAG, rose above the partisan horseshit and spoke volumes with but a single sentence. He said what I have been thinking ever since this scandal first broke: "When you are the good guys, you've got to act like the good guys."
(If you're masochistic enough to want to see the complete transcript of those hearings, click here.)
Josh Marshall's comment on Graham's statement was, "Another way to put this might be to say that being the good guys is about what you do, not who you are. That's a truth that the architects of this war, in subtler but I suspect more damaging ways, frequently failed to understand."Posted by jason at May 12, 2004 07:33 PM