May 19, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Bush's Responsiblity Era meets Abu Ghraib

Slate's Timoth Noah predicted that "right-wing culture warriors would soon be blaming the Abu Ghraib prison scandal on the depravities of the 1960s." Sure enough, he catalogs the ways that Bush apologists deflect responsiblity once again, and instead choose to blame:
  • moral relativism.
  • gays.
  • pornography
  • feminists
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • the Farrelly brothers
  • women in the military
  • the academic left
  • the liberal media/entertainment complex
  • journalists
  • our sick society

Even if the right sincerely believes that they are victims of all these outside forces, shouldn't they by now be expected to know about these insidious forces, and plan accordingly?