Happy Kerry Photo: Suck It Up Edition

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Seriously:

“However illegally these documents came to light, they raise serious
questions about the reality of America’s policy toward Pakistan and
Afghanistan. Those policies are at a critical stage and these documents
may very well underscore the stakes and make the calibrations needed to
get the policy right more urgent.”

And to peoplewhining who should know better:

“The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified
information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives
of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national
security,” National Security Adviser Gen. Jim Jones said in a
statement. “Wikileaks made no effort to contact us about these
documents – the United States government learned from news
organizations that these documents would be posted.”

Oh, God Almighty, calm down. Your president got elected on the premise that the war was fucked up and he’d have to unfuck it. It’s not like you didn’t know this stuff. And to be allI do declare Miss Scarlett about the rest of the American public getting to know this stuff strains credulity and moves the focus from what could have been, “Yeah, this is why you elected us, to fix this shit” to “no no no no bad journalism!” is just amateurish. Anyone paying attention knows how this works.

Surprise us, wouldja, and for once deal with the substance instead of the bunting it’s wrapped in?

A.

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4 thoughts on “Happy Kerry Photo: Suck It Up Edition

  1. And the WaPo was mean for revealing the Watergate Scandal and the Pentagon Papers should never have been published. Blah, blah, blah.
    Gee, I’m glad we elected the candidate who didn’t “vote for the war.”

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  2. pansypoo says:

    where were the questions during GEORGEES missadministration?

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  3. Adrastos says:

    John Kerry’s response was typically sensible and adult. It’s too bad so many people threw tantrums. Much of the new info merely confirms what was widely believed. Devious intelligence agencies? Goes with the territory.

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  4. montag says:

    Hmmph. Shades of the Bushies. TheNYT were nice little journalists and let the White House know that they had the goods on illegal spying, so the White House could beg and plead to keep it quiet until after the 2004 elections.
    That’s the proper journalism model, if Jim Jones is to be believed. The White House can deny or confirm, as they choose, but, expecting the news outlet to conform to the Village’s rules is always stupid.
    Nevertheless, it looks as if Obama’s eleven-dimensional chess board took a direct hit from a real news mortar.

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