Within the past two days the Republican Administration of the United States has publicly admitted two stunning facts.
Yesterday George W. Bush, the proponent, promoter, and snake-oil salesmen of unregulated free markets told CNN “I have abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.”
Which is to say that free-market principles don’t work. Not big news, but to have the little slug admit it? That’s big. But it rates hardly a blip on the news.
And the other stunner occurred when the Vice-President of the United States admitted on ABC News that he approved the use of torture and that he believes torture should be used.
He admits to a war crime, publicly, on national television, and he hasn’t been arrested? And hardly anyone acts as if it’s important?
These two men have dragged the United States to depths of illegality and immorality that in an earlier day would have been unimaginable.
But given the last couple of decades of Republican dominance, what else could we expect. It’s the Republican way.