Friday, April 07, 2006

Libby is no Liddy

Bush is implicated by Scooter Libby in the naming of CIA agent Valery Plame

A new low or the begining of the end? Will a war in Iran come to the rescue of the intrepid yet evil American President? Nothing surprises me about the Bush administration. If we can call a criminal enterprise like the Bush regime an "administration". Unless perhaps in the sense Marlowe meant it in this precesient passage from Heart of Darkness...

But these chaps were not much account, really. They were no colonists; their administration was merely a squeeze, and nothing more, I suspect. They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force -- nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. They grabbed what they could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind -- as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness. The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.