Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Arianna Huffington: Plame Affair "Worse Than Watergate"

Damned right it is. And it's one HELL of a lot worse than any of the made-up-out-of-thin-air Clinton "scandals" with which America's media and political classes were obsessed in the 1990s.

Someday, the whole obscene story of how the radical Right tried to destroy Clinton through a campaign of lies and fraud, funded by the most vile fanatics imaginable, will be known. Some day everyone will realize the enormity of the Republican coup d'etat that stole the 2000 election. And everyone will know the story of the Bush Administration, which bankrupted the government, permanently crippled the economy, lied this country into an illegal war, failed miserably in its anti-terror efforts, legalized torture, damaged the social safety net, injured our international standing perhaps beyond repair, decimated America's environmental laws, and oversaw more sheer thievery and corruption than the Nixon, Harding, and Grant Administrations combined. I do not exaggerate when I say that the Bush Administration has been the worst, most disastrous one in American history. Bush as a president will someday be ranked down there with James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson: a flat out failure.

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