Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scarborough Compares Obama v. Cheney to 'A Few Good Men.'

Scarborough compares Cheney and Obama's confrontation the other day to the final scene of A Few Good Men and, in doing so, reflects the core of the current argument between national security and what he refers to as "our highest ideals"; which one gets the feeling that Joe thinks the US can't afford at this moment, which was essentially the very logic which Obama was arguing against.

It's hard not to conclude that Scarborough is on the side of the Jack Nicholson character who states, "You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall."

Of course, the movie ends with the Jack Nicholson character being jailed for his illegal activities, a point which seems to elude Scarborough.

It's an ending that many of us would love to see replicated with Dick Cheney.

Of course, the script would require a small rewrite with the Cruise character now having the line, "You can't handle the truth." And adding, "Waterboarding is torture."

Hat tip to Think Progress.

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