Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Hate Hillary. Love Condi.

It's somewhat comical to me when I see these right-wingers tripping all over themselves to say how Condoleezza Rice would make a great President of the United States.

Here was a woman who was epically unqualified for her original job in the Bush II White House - a Sovietologist in the era of Islamic terrorism. As National Security Advisor, she presided over the greatest attack on U.S. national security in history - a massive failure on every level. (Out of 100 national security meetings the administration held before 9/11, only two were about terrorism.)

After 9/11, she became a major player in selling the Iraq War. "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud," she said about the Iraqi nuclear program, which at the time existed as doodles on a cocktail napkin.

She has never held any elective office whatsoever.

Hey! Sounds like a great candidate for Leader of the Free World!

It's been a joke going around liberal circles that the way this administration awards failure, Karl Rove is going to be the next Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. With Condi, that concept becomes reality.

UPDATE: While I was writing this post, Dean Esmay was writing this.

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