September 20, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Rumsfeld: We're not as bad as the terrorists!

Matthew Yglesias agrees with matthew: Don Rumsfeld, who claims: "I'm Not As Bad As a Terrorist"

The Republican Party takes another dive into the pit of moral relativism:
Amid allegations he fostered a climate that led to the prison abuse scandal, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday that the military's mistreatment of detainees was not as bad as what terrorists have done.

"Does it rank up there with chopping someone's head off on television?" he asked. "It doesn't."

And, yes, I am happy to concede that Donald Rumsfeld is morally superior to, say, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. By the same token, George W. Bush is morally superior to both Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Interestingly, though, neither Hussain nor bin Laden will be on the ballot in November.