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Thursday, August 07, 2003  

cynical (adj).
1. Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others: a cynical dismissal of the politician's promise to reform the campaign finance system.
2. Selfishly or callously calculating: showed a cynical disregard for the safety of his troops in his efforts to advance his reputation.

At the heart of a brazenly cynical White House is one of the most cynical figures I've ever encountered. I am referring, of course, to Condi Rice. You want cynical? How about this:

"We've heard that argument before, and we more than any should be ready to reject it," Rice told about 1,200 people at the National Association of Black Journalists.

"The view was wrong in 1963 in Birmingham, and it is wrong in 2003 in Baghdad and in the rest of the Middle East," she said.

"We should not let our voices waver in speaking out for people seeking freedom and never, never indulge in the condescending voices who say that some people in Africa or the Middle East are just not interested in freedom -- culturally just not ready for freedom," she said.

Right, because the Klan are the ones who oppose the war now, just like they opposed the Civil Rights movement. Or because they're like the Klan. Yeah, that must be it. Those who oppose the war are morallly similar to those who lynched black Americans.

Anyone want to defend this?

posted by Jeff | 1:10 PM |
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