Friday, June 25, 2004

CAJONES Kevin Drum points to this Rolling Stone roundtable discussion on US mistakes in Iraq. The key nugget, from Sen. Joseph Biden, a Democrat:
Biden: I was in the Oval Office the other day, and the president asked me what I would do about resignations. I said, "Look, Mr. President, would I keep Rumsfeld? Absolutely not."

And I turned to Vice President Cheney, who was there, and I said, "Mr. Vice President, I wouldn't keep you if it weren't constitutionally required." I turned back to the president and said, "Mr. President, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld are bright guys, really patriotic, but they've been dead wrong on every major piece of advice they've given you. That's why I'd get rid of them, Mr. President -- not just Abu Ghraib."

They said nothing. Just sat like big old bullfrogs on a log and looked at me.

Isn't Biden afraid someone'll come along and boil his rabbit?

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