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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just Another Day

God's in His heaven and
All's right with the world!

--Pippa's Song, Robert Browning

It's Just Another Day

Du Du Du Du Du

It's Just Another Day

--Another Day
, Paul McCartney

No position taken has done more damage

to the American reputation in the world -- ever

--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., on the Bush
extralegal torture policies

Ranger isn't sure whether hypocrisy or just plain bald-faced lying is the leitmotif of the story of George Bush's claims of executive privilege in the Valerie Plame case.

President Bush invoked executive privilege to keep Congress from seeing the FBI report of an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney and other records related to the administration's leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity in 2003 (Bush Claims Executive Privilege on CIA Leak Case).

Remember when pre-28 Percenter George told the credulous taxpayers on the investigation into the leak of the CIA operative's name,
"If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration"? One would almost think he had integrity. He obviously meant someone outside of the President's or Vice President's office, which we have since learned are two sacrosanct domains.

We now see his empty protestations as part of his oeuvre. One must put things in perspective.
Thousands of Americans dead in a Phony War on Terror (PWOT©) and tens of thousands severely wounded and disabled. Americans losing jobs daily, their dollar tanking and oil and commodity prices soaring. Foreign policy is a shambles, if it can be said to exist at all, and the military is unable to secure far-flung dreams of Bush's fantasized glory.

So what's the big deal? A little lie in the service of punishing an infidel (Plame's husband Joseph Wilson, the blasphemer who wrote in 2003 the Bush administration had trumped up intelligence to "exaggerate the Iraqi threat.") What Wilson didn't understand was that like VISA, Iraq was everywhere Bush wanted it to be.

The show must go on, after all. And the lord loves a sinner.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, Wilson got the "stfu" treatment from the White House. He was heroic in his effort; and what he got in response explains why so many others kept a complete state of "hush"....now they will all want to talk! Yeah, so many "good Germans."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 10:15:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

in plame's fairly decent book (she not only talks about her training, and her career, and the outing, she talks about the birth of twins and post partum depression)

she figures the storm was unleashed by joe's interview on CNN. the part of it that enraged the white house was when he said:

I'm not anti-war at all, I'm anti-stupid-war.

stupid people hate being reminded of their stupidity. it got me in trouble with the brass all the time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 1:22:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, Minstrel! I would start referring to the Shrubbery as "Otto" but I really LIKE the movie "A Fish Called Wanda" ...dammit.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 7:31:00 PM GMT-5  

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