Okay, seriously. What the hell. Did logic and common sense just walk out the damn door while I was off in the other room? No? It's still the same?
Then what the hell possessed Condi Rice to tell Essence magazine that being against the Iraq war was comparable to allowing slavery during the Civil War? What was she thinking? Smoking? Snorting?
You know, the arguments against Ms. Rice's ridiculous race-baiting are numerous and overwhelming. From "Slavery wasn't the only issue why the Civil War was fought" to "We lied to get a reason to go to war with Iraq whilst the succession of half the Union was pretty clear cut," we could go on and on. But what interests me is "Why would an intelligent woman like Condi Rice say something like this?" (And you have to give it to Condi - she may work for ShrubCo, but she is whip-smart.) As far as I'm aware, Condi's never tried to play the race card before.
Now granted, this is an interview to an African-American aimed magazine, so we know racial issues will obviously be spoken about. Later in the interview, Rice "bristles" when speaking about Hurricane Katrina and the allegation that the response time was slow due to racial prejudices. Fine. Defend your record and the record of your employer. I'd expect that. And it adds to the public debate - one side says X while you counter with Y. A discussion. Facts that prove or disprove arguments.
But a blatant attempt to smear anyone against the war in Iraq as a racist? Too damn far. The topics for comparison are apples and oranges. The whole thing is just propaganda of the nastiest sort.
If you're against the war in Iraq, you might as well consider yourself pro-slavery, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
In a recent interview with Essence magazine, Rice said that Blacks folks might have been enslaved much longer than they were if the North decided to end the American Civil War earlier than it did.
"I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," she told the magazine.
"I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, make peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'"