The Bush-Cheney Ethics Refresher Course
By David Swanson
Apparently the new “ethics refresher course” at the White House is going to focus on reminding White House staff that classified information is not supposed to be told to reporters.
Ethics Part 2, to be taught in the Spring, will delve into the appropriateness of endangering the life of a woman and her colleagues because you’re pissed off at her husband.
Those who opt for Graduate Level ethics refreshment will study the question of whether anger is justifiable if the object of that anger is guilty only of exposing you as a fraud and a liar.
And PhD candidates will be required to address the eternal enigma involved in the question: Is it morally good to aggressively attack another nation if you tell a bunch of lies about it first?
Students will be required to pay all library fines and parking tickets and hand in completed applications for presidential pardons prior to graduation. There will be an extra charge to have Ashcroft pour vegetable oil on you.
Seriously, who in the hell are they kidding? Themselves?
This is not ethics. Of course, neither would in-depth regurgitation of Aristotle or Kant or Bentham