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Monday, January 03, 2005

The Strength of Honesty

The New York Times > Washington > Gonzales Is Likely to Face Hard Questions in Hearings: His critics, both on the committee and among witnesses testifying after Mr. Gonzales's own appearance on Thursday, will portray him as a lawyer who made colossal misjudgments in supervising the administration's legal strategy for dealing with Al Qaeda and other terrorist threats.
It strikes me that this is another example of the weakness of the Shrub strategy. It seems that Shrub takes the view that any mistakes must be blustered out. In my experience, this is rarely effective and usually compounds the difficulty. It would seem that we are in for another round of weak, spineless rationalizations from a member of the Shrub inner circle. Ah, for what could have been.

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