Oh, I’m all alone now
No love to shield me
Trapped in a world
That’s a distorted reality...
This bitch caught the teaser segment on ABC News this morning for Vice President’s Cheney’s exclusive reflection-based interview that the network appears to be spreading across their entire news line-up for all its worth…and Reflections by The Supremes popped into my head.
Dickey C. is reflecting on his eight years in office and laying claim to the policy of torturing terror suspects, saying that…wait for it!!!...9/11 has been his prime motivation for most of the programs the administration gave a green light to.
He went on to add that 9/11 changed him and his thoughts on what was appropriate to do in defense of the nation.
And a bitch can’t help but wonder at that admission and Dickey C.’s apparent inability to see in the mind of the other the same logic he’s tossing out in his own defense.
Fear…the natural instinct to protect family and home…the willingness to go beyond the borders of previously held values because you believe the enemy has no values or limits and is capable of anything and everything…all that has been used to justify all manner of atrocities since humans stood up and built a fire.
But that don’t make it right.
Damn if this isn't an example of how easily those in power fail moral tests and how all their justifications fall apart in reflection...
...where a glance at the mirror reveals the monster you fear most staring right back atcha.
And the whole world was watching.
The whole world was watching...