Friday, November 11, 2005
This "Pony" Knows No Other Tricks
Today’s CNN Quick Vote question is “Do you think the Bush Administration manipulated the prewar intelligence on Iraq?”
Yes – 76%
No – 24%
Nothing else Dubya says here matters (as Brendan says at Brandoland, “Downing Street memos people, Downing Street memos…”).
I could exhaustively refute his speech, but I and better lefty bloggers have already done that at various times and places.
And by the way, we’re up to 2060 dead and counting.
Another thing (1): I know Dubya isn't going to answer this, so I'm putting it up here for review anyway.
Another thing (2): Atrios lists a chronology of lies from Bush on this, including his supposed desire for a peaceful end to this before invading after Congress had already approved the resolution to use "force." Even though our elected representatives (like many other people) were letting their "lizard brains" run wild, as it were after 9/11 (re: fear and paranoia replacing actual thought) and not doing their jobs, Bushco fed that and capitalized on it, leading to this current mess. Anyone thinking rationally would wonder why a president would ask for a resolution to "use force" (meaning what, exactly? Air strikes? "Full invasion" should have been stated in the declaration.), receive it, and then say he was still seeking a peaceful solution. Were we "going in" or weren't we? (and of course, we were come hell or high water as it turned out).
Update 11/15: E.J. Dionne recalls how we got to where we are now.
(The "Real Time" update is coming, I promise...lots of nutsiness at the moment and also a lot of nonsense to refute from Joe Scarborough.)
Update 11/13: Sounds like Dubya has some work to do on this whole "Support Our Troops" thing of his.