Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Regrets

As the Bush administration crawls to an end with barely a month to go I have three big regrets that override all others from the past almost 8 years.

1. Bush escaped unimpeached and is not being held legally accountable for his actions.
2. Cheney escaped unimpeached and is not being held legally accountable for his actions.
3. Rumsfeld escaped unimpeached and is not being held legally accountable for his actions.

Part of my tries to say it's ok - as long as they're soon gone (in Rummy's case, long gone), that's what really matters. But when you listen to Bush & Cheney talk about the past 8 years, it's clear that neither man think he was wrong or made mistakes in their reactions to 9/11. Reading or listening to them answer questions over the past months is stunning. How many among us have the hubris to insist we are right in the face of miniscule approval ratings, studies and white papers, evidence upon evidence that they made wrong move after wrong move? I'm sure they would feel the same way even after successful legal actions against them. And it wouldn't change the past. So why do I regret it never happened? For a couple of reasons. One good - it would have been the right thing to do. One selfish - it would feel good.

In the spirit of the dying embers of this administration I'm doing my best to put it behind me and move on. But it's not easy.

2 Comments:

Blogger Carol Gee said...

LAPOPESSA, I would like to add one to your list: Congress, even under the control of Democrats, too often abdicated its responsibility as an equal branch of government. They are complicit, in my opinion.
Regards, Carol

4:18 AM  
Blogger LaPopessa said...

A good point - and a group that still has to answer to voters, unlike the Bush admin.

9:00 AM  

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