In response to the Fox interview Bill Clinton gave to Chris Wallace where he handed him his sub-par journalistic ass concerning his role fighting terrorism, Condi Rice decided to add her Aunt Tomasina 2 cents with: "What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years," during a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Post. Before I get into the sleazy nature of her retort, I started to think long and hard about my people, no not sexual deviants and proverbial pre-ejaculators the world over, but black folks. See, even though there have been plenty of people born with melanin who correctly assume that Ms. Rice is unfit for her job, I have heard loved ones, friends, acquaintances, even fellow bloggers suggest that we should give her some sort of pass because she is a "black woman in a high position". Listen, call me a sellout out if you like, I was even called that once when I asked if it was alright if I took a white date to a nation of Islam rally, but my support for my race stops at blistering incompetence. That line of thinking is akin to giving someone more respect just because they did a prison bid, that line of thinking is akin to somehow feeling that getting grades is uncool, that line of thinking is akin to saying someone is "trying to be white" just because they might fully pronounce their words. In no area of life would that logic be acceptable, would you give a black surgeon a pass because of the line of work he was in as he was about to operate on your mother, even though he had a track record of malpractice and lawsuits as long and depressing as a Mary J. Blige video? Of course you wouldn't.
As for Ms. Rice, when she claimed that no one could have predicted that anyone would use planes as a missile, we later learned that on 8/6/01 the president received a 2 page briefing about Bin Laden possibly using aircraft's to attack the United States. When she claimed that the "president launched an aggressive response after 9/11.", we later learned that after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the Bush White House cut by nearly two-thirds an emergency request for counter-terrorism funds by the FBI, and that Ashcroft ranked counter-terrorism efforts as a lower priority than his predecessor did, and also he resisted FBI requests for more counter-terrorism funding before and immediately after the attacks. When she claimed that the outgoing Clinton administration didn't warn her about al Qaeda, we learned from the 9/11 commission that Richard Clarke forwarded his December 2000 strategy paper and a copy of his 1998 Delenda plan to the new national security adviser. So her suggesting that they did more in the 8 months preceding 9/11 about terrorism than Clinton did in his 8 years in office is as ridiculous as a current Secretary of State shopping for High priced shoes and watching "Spamalot" while an American City is virtually underwater.(ahem) Ms. Rice, to quote Chuck D, "Every brother ain't a brother cause of color!", and to give you some credit soley on the fact that we both are black americans is a dicredit to my race.