Thursday, May 13, 2004

Give it your best shot, Rove

"My son died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. This administration did this," Michael Berg said in an interview with radio station KYW-AM two days after a video showing the execution of his son was shown on an Islamist Web site.

Waingroh doesn't pretend to imagine the pain and rage felt by Nick Berg's family; he only knows that nauseous jab to the gut when first reading of the beheading. It's only human that Berg's father is looking for someone or something to blame. With politics the last thing on his mind, Berg doesn't put his blame onto the radical Islamic militants who murdered his son - he blames the Bush administration. The quote above is an amazing reflection of honesty from a grieving parent. There is no way for Rove & company to spin this. There can be no snappy comebacks or character attacks. It is a black and white issue, for everyone to see. The image of this execution will grow to legendary proportions in the months and years to come, and along with it the caption should always be remembered as well: "My son died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld."