Sunday, April 01, 2007

Bush, Iran & Selective Outrage

By Robert Parry
April 2, 2007

One of the least endearing features of Washington’s political/media hierarchy is its propensity for selective outrage, like what is now coming from George W. Bush about the “inexcusable behavior” of the Iranian government in holding 15 British sailors whom Bush has labeled “hostages.”

This is the same President Bush who often mocks the very idea that international law should apply to him; he’s fond of the punch line: “International law? I better call my lawyer.” But Bush becomes a pious defender of international law when it suits his geopolitical interests.

Read on.

1 comment:

Michael O'Neill said...

Is this the same Administration whose members are now claiming protection behind something called "the 5th Amendment"?

Whatever happened to quaint?

Oh, well, I once heard that consistency is the mark of a mediocre mind, or something like that.

By that measure we've got geniuses running the country.