04 October 2005

We the enlightened few, of course

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When asked about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, Bolton said the U.S. — not other countries or international organizations —- should hold its own citizens accountable for possible abuse.

“We don’t need anybody else to judge us,” he said. “We judge our own.”

The answer prompted loud hissing from the audience, but Bolton offered students a question of his own.

“I’m just curious, those of you who are hissing, who do you think will judge better than us?” he asked the audience.

Exactly the right question. The critics know what their answer is but dare not speak it aloud because it would reveal too much.

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