woensdag, juli 09, 2003

Bush Administration, Inveterate Liars? Say It Ain't So!

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production. Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide." Bush's State of the Union speech, January 27, 2003

"Knowing all that we know now, the reference to Iraq's attempt to acquire uranium from Africa should not have been included in the State of the Union speech," chagrined White House statement yesterday.

Whoooeee! Someone bring me some smelling salts, I'm feeling faint! What qualifies this as this news? Because it's safe now for the White House to go ahead and admit they lied to the world, knowingly presented fabricated evidence, committed fraud, all in the name of swaying the Idiot Vote of "informed America" toward the Invasion of Iraq? More than three and a half months ago, Seymour Hersch and then everyone else in the world who managed to pull themselves out of their somnambulistic trance of ignorance were already fully aware of this howling pack of lies.

This, coming on the heels of President Einstein's carefully scripted revelation that Slavery Is Bad yesterday leads me to wonder what other sort of admissions the Bush Administration has in store for us: The World Is Round? The Sun Is Really Hot? Stars Are Far Away?

"Knowing all that we know now..." the White House says. Knowing what? That former US embassador Joe Wilson was going to go on all the major news shows last Sunday and blow the whistle?

How disingenuous. Wow, we're shocked, the White House says. We may have pumped the American minds with a few white lies to justify slaughtering thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq because the regular old arguments of world domination and imperialistic whoredom weren't convincing enough?

Wait a minute! Another newsflash! The heads of a special commission set up by Congress to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks said Tuesday that the Bush administration is delaying the panel's work and making it difficult them to complete the probe of convenient intelligence lapses.

Does anyone else sense a pattern here? Intelligence lies, intelligence lapses, intelligence probes, intelligence failures? Miraculously, all of these intelligence failings coincidentally, of course serving the purpose of allowing the Bush Administration to justify killings and invasions and sodomizations of democracy and civil liberties. Isn't funny that the term "intelligence" is being flung around the halls of a White House inhabited by a president who is so stooooopid?

Website du jour is the calculating truth behind the Cost of the War in Iraq.

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