Condi: Anti-war = Pro-slavery

Secretary of State Condi Rice equated advocates for ending the Iraq War with those who would have allowed slavery to continue in an interview with Essence Mag:


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...
Steve Benen hits it right on the head: "to suggest, out loud, on the record, that critics of the war in Iraq are similar to those who would approve of slavery is perhaps the most breathtakingly stupid remark ever uttered by a Bush administration official. And given the competition, that's no easy feat."

The GOP campaign to up the black vote has failed woefully so they've apparently decided that it's time to open a can of whoopass on moderation. So be it. But anybody who believes this is gonna work has got another thing coming. And for those who don't see this as a crass redirection of Katrina outrage I've got this bridge to sell you... (Carpetbagger)
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