New York Republican Congressman Peter King has blasted the Vatican over Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo's comment that the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal is a worse disaster for America than 9-11 (see "The Archbishop Disposes" two items down in this thread.) And, as Congressman King reads this site every day, he made the same point we did about the Vatican's hypocrisy: "If there's anyone in the world who has no right to speak on sexual abuse, it's the Vatican,” said Rep. King, an anti-abortion Republican. "This is the height of hypocrisy .... Whatever the United States has done to prisoners in Iraq is nothing compared to what priests and nuns did to Catholic kids for decades while the Catholic hierarchy covered it up. Think of the thousands of kids in the U.S. and Ireland who were abused by priests and nuns -- you wonder where the Vatican's moral compass is."
Wonkette would probably say that moral compass is being used for other porpoises. Not us. We're much too dignified for that sort of cheap shot.
And, yes, it was and is both the height and the depth of hypocrisy.