Saturday, July 29, 2006

"Fools' Crusade" Chapter One [2, continued]

Back to finish the opening section of Chapter One.

Johnstone has asked "Which one, in this particular case, is the bigger liar?" But the game is rigged--while Clinton is held accountable for his 'lie' (also a setup, since Clinton's quote wasn't a characterization of this particular Milosevic quote anyway), she does not, in turn, examine what Milosevic was, or was not, lying about. Even by the ridiculous schoolground-taunting level of "Yeah, but you lied even worse about me," Johnstone's staged rhetorical showdown falls flat.

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