I caught a snippet of Scott Ritter defending George Galloway on Friday. Now, I am not surprised that Ritter defended Galloway, as they had been peas in a pod in obstructing the US and Britain's attempts to bring down Hussein; however, I was particularly intrigued by Ritter's redirection in placing blame. Ritter said (and I'm paraphrasing, because I cannot find a documented account of his rant): "Even if Galloway accepted money, it does not obviate the need to hold the US accountable for the 1.5 million Iraqi deaths brought on by sanctions." Got that? It is perfectly ok for a British MP to accept bribes from a foreign government to assist in obstructing his own country's foreign policy because. . .well, because the UN (that's UN, Scott, not US) sanctions were harmful to Iraqis. This is a startling example of moral relativism. And this is from a fellow who hid his firsthand knowledge of the Ba'athist children's prison on the basis that it may tend to make Saddam look bad and help the cause of war. There must be a special place in hell for people like Ritter.
posted by the wolf |
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