Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, admitted yesterday that the US made thousands of "mistakes" in prosecuting the Iraq war. She actually gave a very nice lecture, eloquently speaking about liberty, democracy and justice. What she failed to do was talk about the difference between a "mistake" and lies, torture, murder, criminal negligence, corruption and treason.
Surely one can argue that lies, torture, murder, criminal negligence, corruption and treason are "mistakes" but usually one does not talk about them as casually as she did. And she never quite got to the point of admitting that the "mistakes" she mentioned were the ones to which I am referring...