Monday, October 11, 2004

JUST NOT SERIOUS In case you've forgotten, here are President Bush and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice a couple weeks back, announcing the administration's new doctrine of Either You're With Us or Against Us or If You're Nationally Humiliated That's Okay Too:

GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES [from the debate]: The A.Q. Khan network has been brought to justice.


BLITZER: To justice? The guy has been -- Khan has been freed. He's been pardoned by President Musharraf... Khan himself lives in a villa. And the IAEA would like to question him, and the Pakistani government doesn't even allow that to happen.

RICE: I think we all know that A.Q. Khan was a particular kind of figure in Pakistani lore, a national hero... if you don't think that his national humiliation is justice for what he did, I think it is. He's nationally humiliated.
These people aren't serious.

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