This is America, so unlike most places around the globe, you have every right to criticize your President and your country being at war. But when you're a public figure, much less an elected official, and you choose to make irresponsible comments while deliberately making your criticism personal, you come off as nothing but an arrogant jerk.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice found herself at the intersection of anger and ambition when senators called her to account Thursday for a deeply unpopular war.
Five presidential aspirants on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as other up-and-comers in the new Democratic majority, made sure their voices were heard. And these voices -
Republican ones included - were full of frustration and mistrust about how President Bush has prosecuted and pitched the Iraq war.
Even Rice's status as a single woman was fair game.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., noted Rice has no children of her own to lose overseas. "Who pays the price?" Boxer repeatedly demanded. "You're not going to pay a particular price," she told Rice, because the secretary has no "immediate family" at risk.
Of course, it doesn't matter to idiots like Boxer that our soldiers volunteer to serve their country and that Boxer too has no kids of her own in Iraq, but when you're a liberal why let something like facts get in the way of being an ass?