Monday, April 2, 2007

maher moment

from the march 30th show my favorite moment was during bill's interview with former secretary of state madeleine albright while they were discussing the morass which we know as the war in iraq. here's my 'unofficial transcript' of this conversation:

MA: Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy which means worse than Viet Nam. Obviously not in the number of Americans who have died or Vietnamese or Iraqis, but in terms of the unintended consequences. And we are seeing that right now in the growing influence of Iran that frankly has done the best out of the war in Iraq.

BM: They've won the war in Iraq, there's no doubt about that. I don't want to ask you again to get inside of George Bush's head, but it seems to me the only two choices we have are either he doesn't get what everybody else gets which is that you can never outlast insurgents in their own country. Which means that he would be an idiot. Or that he's so cynical that he's just running out the clock with the hopes of passing this off to the democrats which would be horribly evil.

So, which is he - an idiot or an evil man?

MA: Well, he is stuck in a situation where there are no good options and he created this situation. I would not be surprised if what they are trying to do is just run the clock out.