Tom Brokaw was playing government watchdog the other night, interviewing Condoleezza Rice right in the middle of the “NBC Nightly News.”
Now the evening anchors almost never do interviews during their newscasts, so you have to assume that Brokaw had something very important to ask. But how could you take Brokaw’s questioning seriously after watching him swallow whole Richard Clarke’s rotten-egg notion that fighting terrorism was Job One in the Clinton years?
The Brokaw transcript read like this: “Mr. Clarke said today that terrorism was the highest priority of the Clinton administration. It was important to you, but it was not the highest priority. Any student, I think, of the early days of your administration might have thought that China, Russia, Iraq, missile defense systems, were probably higher on the president`s agenda.”
Rice could have responded by falling out of her chair with laughter.
Terrorism, the highest priority of the Clinton administration?
Or she could have responded with a list of the real Clinton foreign policy priorities:
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Dearest Israel, Happy birthday, my Son. Your Mother, Sister and I celebrate the first year of your birth today. Perhaps you would celebrate as well – had you any idea of the significance of this day, but for you it seemed to be yet another moment of noise and color. As I look back on … Continue reading To my Son on his very first birthday.
A great and powerful Stag, overpowered by the heat of the summer day, came to a spring to drink. Seeing his own shadow reflected in the water, he greatly admired the size and variety of his horns, but felt angry with himself for having such slender and weak feet. While he was thus contemplating himself, … Continue reading Know Thyself…
Without mentioning Democrat presidential hopeful John Forbes Kerry by name, President George Bush today responded to Mr. Kerry`s use of the Bible to attack his “compassionate conservatism.”
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Mood: Pensive, but very Sleepy – it`s been a long week. Weather: Clear and Mild Listening To: The Rachel`s, systems/layers Reading: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky A wonderful church service this morning. Great fellowship with good people, beautiful hymns from the Trinity Hymnal, and a powerful message from a fantastic teacher of the Word. … Continue reading Amen
O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee, I give thee back the life I owe, That in thine ocean depths its flow, May richer, fuller be. O light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee, My heart restores its borrowed ray, That … Continue reading O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
“…the King is not bound to answer the particular endings of His soldiers, the father of his son, nor the Master of His servant; for they purpose not their death, when they purpose their services. Besides, there is no king, be his cause never so spotless, if it come to the arbitrement of swords, can … Continue reading Infinitus Est Numerus Stultorum