Thursday, November 03, 2005

Watergate the Second?

Some friends, at least one generation or two behind me, have been asking me if the present crisis in the White House and the nation feels like Watergate. It really does. Things are unraveling. Coverups after the crime become the first to be exposed. A huge dishonesty lies at the heart of the Bush case for Iraq. Will it end the same way as it did in 1974? Probably not exactly, but I do sense that a crime(s) and the vast network of lies and deceits is beginning to come apart. As during Watergate, the lack of real alternatives fades into lesser consideration as the enormity of the deceptions are laid bare. Of course history does not repeat itself. But there is a strong sense that we have been here before.