Should we have a Department of Vengeance, or a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?
Sure, the rats are leaving the sinking ship, bulging money sacks over their shoulders, and stepping onto the safe shore of well-funded positions as shouting heads, "scholars" at winger think tanks, board members, or high priced consultants.
Big fucking deal:
Edward Luce and Andrew Ward write in the Financial Times: "When asked whether he was quitting the Bush administration because it would be good for his political future, Rob Portman, the outgoing budget director, replied: 'It would be good for my mental health.' Although Mr Portman was joking, a growing list of officials have already acted on that impulse.
"At least 20 senior aides have left important posts in the White House, Pentagon or State Department over the past six months, as chaos has deepened in Iraq. 'There's a real sense of fatigue and very little sense of purpose,' said a senior official, who asked not to be named. 'My guess is you're going to see a lot more departures.'
Fatigue? Buddy, you've got no idea what fatigue means. You haven't been playing whack-a-mole with the Bush administration for seven years--is it really that long--for no money.
Anyhow, part of me says this:
It's not enough, not nearly enough, for these people to leave: It's Year VII of the thousand-year Bush regime, and by this point, everybody has known the score for a very long time.
No, it's not enough for them merely to leave-- They need to be punished for the rest of their lives. And the Department of Vengeance would be set up for that purpose.
On the other hand...
Maybe a Truth and Reconciliation Commission would be better for us, for the country, and the most effective way of ferreting out what these guys really have been up to. Because you know we've only scratched the surface so far.
NOTE Sometimes the best mindfuck of all is taking the totally high road when you've got the power.