Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Uncle Saddam's Cabin?

US President George W. Bush (C), First Lady Laura Bush (L) and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice make their way across the South Lawn on return to the White House in Washington, DC. A political campaign forecast to result in across-the-board political losses for US President George W. Bush's Republican Party officially gets under way, with polls showing voter fatigue with the war in Iraq and a yearning for change.(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
OK, so it's obvious that the Bush Administration is having some sort of contest to see who can come up with the most offensive statement to make anti-war folks look bad. It's been neck-and-neck between Rummy and Cheney for a few weeks now, so I didn't even think that Condi was going to enter this high-stakes contest. Not only was I wrong, but an article in today's Daily News shows that not only is she participating, but she's ready to get in there with the heavy-hitters and clear the field with the most outrageous, offensive statement yet! Check it out:
Secretary of State Rice compared the Iraq war with the American Civil War, telling a magazine that slavery might have lasted longer in this country if the North had decided to end the fight early.

"I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," Rice said in the new issue of Essence magazine.

"I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'" Rice said.
Wow! I don't think even Cheney is going to be able to outdo that statement for pure gall and shamelessness. Neato, Condi!


Faran said...

I just knew when I saw this scene on the evening news last night that an appearance on Sparklepony could not be far behind! What a color for the Cond-ster! Too bad about the unfortunate remarks that she has made. Possible upside... Cheney silenced? For now anyway.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the skit on the Chappelle Show where Black people gave Rice away.

the Alpha John said...

Had she played the race card AND the Ferregamo card in the same hand, she's be off my terrorize-us watch list. I will however upgrade my alert from "Green - several aces hidden in hairdo" to "Yellow - there aren't many Oreos left in this bag of tricks".

Anonymous said...


A propos of la Rice, did you see the below in the NYT Sept 3, under the title "All About Even: Questions for Gloria Steinem," an interview by Deborah Solomon:

Q: Is Condoleezza Rice an ally of women? Gloria Steinem [feminist]: “I wish someone would write an article called ‘How Did Condoleezza Rice Get That Way?’ She’s so separate from the welfare of the majority of Americans and especially the female and African-American communities to which she belongs.”

Stash said...

PSP is my hero.

Lulu Maude said...

"and I am one grateful darky for wars that last a long time."