The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight is a title that pretty well describes the Bush administration. They had the arrogance of historical inevitability, but they were running a dog and pony show...the kids from "Our Gang" could have put on a better response to 9/11.
They could not shoot straight, figuratively and literally, but they certainly could torture people. They could actually set up a taxi system around the globe, abetted by various unsavory characters, and move the inmates of their mobile paranoid Star Chamber dungeon around the world for a little torture.
They could also subvert the Constitution of the USA. This will be their legacy. And even though future historians may condemn with praise faint and evanescent, we who suffered these fools most, we feel most keenly the sting of the unjust sitting in the place of power.
Now Scott McClellan has written his memoirs. Some condemn him for being a snitch; stabbing his former friends and workers in the back. The word is dolchstoss...stab in the back. It was a favorite among right-wing Germans back after World War I.
It is also being used in the present Krieg:
and is now being used to speak about Scott McClellan.
Some people say Mr. McClellan's credibility is zero. I ask what is the credibility of the Gang that couldn't shoot straight? If Mr. McClellan cannot be believed and the administration cannot be believed, exactly where have we landed ourselves? We have gone to our favorite place: the outer courtyard where we wail and gnash our teeth.
The quaint morality of not being a snitch, or not being a tattle-tale is not a fitting frame of mind to take before the acts of the people who have run this country over the past eight years. If ever the notion of a higher morality or a higher power meant anything, it means to stand up to the crimes we have allowed to be committed and repudiate them and their perpetrators. If we do not, the criminals will continue to spread their lies...and the future shall resemble the past...only more so...from this: