Bizarroworld Dispatch: Slushstorm Edition
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.