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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bizarroworld Dispatch: Slushstorm Edition

It isn't a pleasant day to be in Boston, so I'm going to call a snow day. More like a slush day. And I have a bad feeling that tomorrow will be a big day for ice and treacherous commutes. Still, after arriving home soaking wet and icy cold, nothing can get me hot under the collar like Fearless Leader's stupefying ramblings. But he's been throwing the public a bit of a curve ball lately (see previous post). Given his complete divorce from the reality of Iraq and Afghanistan, asking the question "lying or incompetent" doesn't cut it any more. Now it's all about "lying, incompetent, or couldn't care less."

Item! The only man in America who's forgotten Operation: Rubber Turkey!

George W. Bush, answering a question from ABC's Martha Raddatz about whether there's a civil war in Iraq: "It's hard for me, living in this beautiful White House, to give you a firsthand assessment. I haven't been there. You have. I haven't." The president has visited Iraq at least twice since the war began, most recently in June, 2006.

Item! On the march with Operation: Deja Voodoo!

CNN's Ed Henry asked the president of the United States a question that struck us as pretty reasonable: With contradictory claims now being made about Iranian involvement in Iraq, "What assurances can you give the American people that the intelligence this time will be accurate?" . . .

"Ed, we know [that Iranian-supplied weapons are] there, we know they're provided by the Quds force. We know the Quds force is a part of the Iranian government. I don't think we know who picked up the phone and said to the Quds force, 'Go do this,' but we know it's a vital part of the Iranian government.

"What matters is, is that we're responding. The idea that somehow we're manufacturing the idea that the Iranians are providing IEDs is preposterous."

Lying, incompetent, and/or just doesn't care? I wish I knew. If only we could see an outbreak of conscience in the GOP to counteract their collective case of 'if no one finds out, it isn't illegal.' Heck, I'd settle for Bush scrawling "Stop me before I kill again!" in lipstick on the windows of Air Force One.