Sunday, October 23, 2005

Brent Scowcroft

Brent Scowcroft was the National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. ("Pappy") Bush, and he has made no secret of his disdain for President George W. ("Junior") Bush over the last several years. Back in 2002, Scowcroft wrote in The Wall Street Journal, "Don't Attack Saddam: It would undermine our antiterror efforts" (2002-08-15).

In tomorrow's New Yorker magazine (cover date 2005-10-31) though, Scowcroft writes about "Breaking Ranks" with the GWBush White House.

Scowcroft is so fed up with both the substance and the style of the Bush administration that he can no longer contain himself.

The Bush administration has been a disaster in so many respects: foreign policy, emergency management, fiscal responsibility, the environment, education, you name it. It's about time that some of the principled voices on the right begin to stand up and denounce the traitor cowering in their midst.