"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Thursday, April 08, 2004
On the Condi Show:

As you peruse the transcripts of Dr. Rice’s testimony today, you will find a section of her exchange with Richard “Waste of Skin and Breathable Air” Ben Viniste. I took good notes during her testimony and have dutifully transcribed them here for your benefit.

Ben Viniste: Answer my question!!

Condi: I'll answer the question. You want answers?

Ben Vineste: I think I'm entitled to them.

Condi: You want answers?!

Ben Vineste: I want the truth!

Condi: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Mr. Ben Vineste? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for the victims of 9/11, and you curse the Administration. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know and while my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall -- you need me on that wall.

We use words like "honor," "code," "loyalty." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand the post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!

End of Excerpt.

Good show Condi. Well done.

Here endeth the lesson.

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