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Thread #35121   Message #477558
Posted By: Jim the Bart
06-Jun-01 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: the truth will out
Subject: RE: BS: the truth will out
Kendall – I love discussing politics. The only time I stick my head in the sand is to find out what's buried there. I try hard to understand the facts surrounding events so that I can developed an informed opinion about what may have happened. But I would not even pretend to know "the Truth" regarding most things.

On Nightline last night, the chairman of the committee (who was accused of leaking the report) faced off against the one Republican committee member. Needless to say, "the Truth" chose not to attend. It was all posturing and politics, as both sides tried to defend or tear down a report which has not officially been released yet or voted on by committee members. Essentially, what they're all hissing about is a DRAFT of the report.

In my opinion, there is little reason to leak a controversial document other than to discredit it in advance. After all, leaking a document like is perceived as a political move and always results in skepticism about the credibility of the contents. But, of course, that's just my opinion.

My concern is that by arguing about the truth of what happened in this case in Florida, we will be distracted from fixing the system, which is a much larger issue. It's like generals getting ready to fight the last war; there are better ways to spend our time.