Monday, September 25, 2006

Mount Justice

Some blogosphere folks, and other pundits, today are doing a demolition job on Bill Clinton by suggesting that he "lost it" during his Fox interview with Chris Wallace yesterday. To the contrary, a close observation of the interview will show that, while he was animated, the former president was right on the mark with respect to being asked to take the hit for not containing the nascent threat of Al Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden.

Mr. Clinton was right on the money to suggest that the spotlight should not be on him but on the current administration. As suggested by an 18th century British poet, William Blake, "The voice of righteous indignation is the voice of God." Amen. We must learn to distinguish between justifiable, and misguided anger, a distinction which has, alas, been obscured by the right-wing warlords who have laid claim to this country since Newt Gingrich, and his Contract on America.

If Chris Wallace, of Fox, felt as if "a mountain" was coming down on him, maybe it was...Mount Justice!