Tuesday, October 10, 2006

We Are in Hell

From Glenn Greenwald:

I watched the very serious Dick Morris last night gravely discussing with the very serious Sean Hannity -- while scary film footage of North Korean marching troops and rolling tanks played over and over and over -- about how Americans are now going to realize just how irrelevant the Foley scandal is because nothing matters except The North Korea Nuclear Threat. They compared it to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Morris said that ignoring this threat would be like allowing Hitler to invade Czechoslovakia without consequences. They proclaimed that nobody can talk about any other issues now because the "North Korean crisis" now so predominates, and Americans will realize that they don't have the luxury of talking about something as petty and frivolous and irrelevant as some sex scandal.
When right-wingers are using the North Korea nuke test in an effort to downplay the Foley scandal, we're no longer going to hell in a handbasket, we're in hell and the basket is on fire.

1 comment:

Nat-Wu said...

Right. And we're not supposed to blame the Bush administration for getting us into this situation in the first place, are we?

It's rather reminiscent of the old "don't switch horses in the middle of the stream" idea. No matter how much they keep screwing up, you're not supposed to stop for even one second to see if your horse is up to the job.