Friday, July 11, 2003

When I started this blog, I told myself I would limit the scope of this project to news items that relate directly to the War on Terror, and leave criticism of the administration's lying and prevarication to others. But after today's bobbing and weaving by Bush, Condi and Powell, I am very pissed. How stupid do these people think I am? Do they think the consequences of their manufactured "reasons" to invade Iraq are the moral equivalent of a fratboy dorm prank and they can just talk their way out of accountability? Today, Condi blamed the CIA for false claims in SOTU: ``The CIA cleared the speech in its entirety... If the CIA Director of Central Intelligence had said, 'take this out of the speech', then it would have been done...'' In fact, the White House and Condi's NSC ignored a direct CIA request to remove uranium references from SOTU: “CIA officials warned White House National Security Council staff that the intelligence was not strong enough to flatly state that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa…” Condi can’t keep her lies straight. On her June 8th appearance on MTP, she said, "We did not know at the time - no one knew at the time, in our circles - maybe someone knew down in the bowels of the agency, but no one in our circles knew that there were doubts and suspicions that this might be a forgery." As I said above, How stupid do these people think I am? On to the news: Bring ‘em on: US patrol ambushed in Baghdad. Two civilians wounded in crossfire. Bring ‘em on: Heavy fighting reported near Ramadi. US troops likely to remain in Iraq for many years. No significant reductions before 2004. AWOL Guardsman tells troops to “remain tough." US troops withdraw from Fallujah police station. Arab view: Chaos in Baghdad, Bush policies encourage resistance. Local story: Wisconsin reservist killed in RPG ambush was father of three.


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