Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More eponymy

Those PDB's sure are pesky - whole, Bin Laden wants to attack thing - but that was historical.

New one: On September 21, 2001, ten days after 9/11, President Bush - you know, the guy who kept mentioning Iraq and Al Qaida, and whose VP and various other minions did for, what, until recently - anyway, so on September 21, 2001, Bush was told in a PDB that there was no link between Al Qaida and Iraq.

That's right. 10 days after September 11, 2001, Bush was told Iraq and Al Qaida were not linked, and this information was made known to Cheney, Rice, and Powell. I'm not sure about Powell, but I am pretty damn sure (as should be anyone with a memory or internet access) that Rice and Cheney sure as hell talked up the Iraq-Al Qaida connection - shit, Cheney still will if you let him talk.

So they flat out lied. For, what, about 4 years?


And Yglesias speculates that the outing of Plame may have been some perverse kind of Cheney-inspired payback for the CIA daring to gather intelligence that he didn't like.

More and more conspiracies turn out to be true everyday.

Never was a link; never was evidence. No chemical weapons, no aluminum tubes, no yellow cake...man, why did we invade again? I hope it wasn't to get rid of torture - we can't even get the White House to back a ban on it after Abu Ghraib.

And then, sweet merciful mother of crap, leaders of the Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish communities in Iraq said that resistance to American forces is legitimate.

Are you effin kidding me?

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