For Godwin's Law to kick in:

Gman (1000+ posts) Fri May-30-08 12:57 PM
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Scott McClellan is a good guy and I forgive him
Advertisements [?]Scotty's conscience just couldn't take it anymore. He tried to but he just couldn't handle it any longer. Scotty knows the damage he caused, he obviously feels he has an awful lot to make up for, and he's doing something about it.

If there is any doubt here (which there was a small amount with me), consider that he didn't have to very sincerely apologize to Richard Clarke. But he did.

Scotty was complicit in covering up impeachable offenses, felonies and war crimes. But I can forgive just about anyone when they appear to be this sincere and full of this much regret, if not grief. I can and do forgive Scotty. We all should. He's acknowledged he did wrong and he's doing his best to fix it the best way he knows how. None of this makes what he did as press secretary right. It doesn't excuse him from being complicit in the above mentioned crimes and he may still have to stand trial for his part in it. But just like the family that finds it in their hearts forgive someone who murdered a family member, I forgive him.
nichomachus (1000+ posts) Fri May-30-08 01:01 PM
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3. I'm sure there were quite a few
complicit Germans whose consciences weighed heavily as the Allied forces made their way into Germany.

It's a common reaction.
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