Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rice for VP? What a Joke!

Some folks, in the Bee and other media outlets, have been starting to push Condoleezza Rice as a suitable VP candidate for McCain. Maybe the two actually belong together. However, I am sickened that someone who was intimately involved in the decision to torture people, in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, should be considered eligible for such a position. If there were any justice, she should be facing some sort of war crimes tribunal, along with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and others.
Here is an excerpt from the article:

The high-level discussions about these "enhanced interrogation techniques" were so detailed, these sources said, some of the interrogation sessions were almost choreographed -- down to the number of times CIA agents could use a specific tactic.

The advisers were members of the National Security Council's Principals Committee, a select group of senior officials who met frequently to advise President Bush on issues of national security policy.

At the time, the Principals Committee included Vice President Cheney, former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, as well as CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

As the national security adviser, Rice chaired the meetings, which took place in the White House Situation Room and were typically attended by most of the principals or their deputies.

Then-National Security Advisor Rice, sources said, was decisive. Despite growing policy concerns -- shared by Powell -- that the program was harming the image of the United States abroad, sources say she did not back down, telling the CIA: "This is your baby. Go do it."

[And I won't EVEN get into how someone who ignored a report entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike in United States" back in 2001 is too incompetent for elected office....or how someone so connected to oil companies that she had an oil tanker named after her is the last thing we need to get us going in the direction of a new energy policy!!!]


At 6:27 PM, Anonymous said...

I say, bring her on! It'll WELD Bush's failures to McCain.


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