Peggy Noonan Suddenly Favors Assigning Blame, Accountability
Nooners, enthralled with the Marine Corps' routine investigation of the fatal F-18 crash in San Diego, quotes a Marine who's unhappy with the ways of
...when the economy came crashing down, "nowhere did we see a board come out and say: 'This is what happened, these are the decisions these particular people made, and this was the result. They are no longer a part of our organization.' There was no timeline of events or laymen's explanation of how a credit derivative was actually derived. We did not see congressmen get on television with charts and eviscerate their organization and say, 'These were the men who in 2003 allowed Freddie and Fannie unlimited rein over mortgage securities.' Instead we saw . . . everybody against everybody else with no one stepping forth and saying, 'We screwed up…'" There is no one in national leadership who could convincingly "assign blame," and no one "who could or would accept it."
This of course is true, but somehow more stinging when said by a serviceman.
It is true. When there are national disasters of this magnitude, it is the government's obligation to hold hearings to figure out who screwed up and hold them accountable.
Except when a Republican is president: