Thursday, February 19, 2009
Watching One's Words
I was watching Rachel Maddow last night as she was talking with guest Zbigniew Brzezinski. She made reference to the Karzai and Pakistan governments in her question, calling the first "corrupt" and the second "bankrupt." He said that he could not help but smile at her question and that, given the action of our government the past eight years and its status now, we need to be more careful how we throw those terms around. He added on a more serious note that we really should be more respectful in the way that we talk about other governments, especially those that we want to be friendly with us. Good point.