Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hillary's fascinating memory

The whole 1996 Tuzla thing with Hillary is quite fascinating. As this Register editorial explains, it suggests that she feels a need to embroider her record to show something resembling courage under fire. Of all the qualities one might want in a president (assuming one is so deluded as to want a president), that is utterly unimportant. If the country is to survive much longer, it would be useful to have a president who insists on accurate rather than cooked intelligence and considers issues of war and peace coolly and rationally, giving consideration to possible secondary and tertiary consequences and with respect for the law of unintended consequences. Unfortunately, we're unlikely to get such a paragon.

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