It just gets better and better.
Thank you, oh deluded ones…
You can’t make this stuff up.
Ignorance is what I fear the most…
I don’t know what is more insane; the answers given, or the comments made by the ignorant AmeriKKKans, or the level of journalism in this CNN report. Either way, it’s pretty depressing and damning. I blame their parents.
How thoughtful of the Iranian weapons manufacturers to print a date from the Gregorian calendar, instead of from the Persian calendar, on this mortar round. We wouldn’t want to confuse the great unwashed American people’s tiny little minds…
All this talk of Iran supplying sophisticated munitions to Shia insurgents is designed to obscure a few important facts, like for example;
“The statements from Washington give the impression that the US has been at war with Shia militias for the past three-and-a-half years while almost all the fighting has been with the Sunni insurgents.”
and let’s not forget;
“Many people will not distinguish between the Shia militias that Iran is said to supply – and which have ties to the Iraqi government – and the Sunni insurgents who have been the cause of much of the violence. The allegedly Iranian supplied bombs are said to have caused the deaths of 170 American soldiers, but overall 2497 soldiers have been killed in hostile incidents, most of them at hands of the Sunnis. The claim serves the purpose of helping to lay the blame for the whole insurgency at Iran’s door.”
2497 – 170 = 2327. And as most of us outside of the good ol’ U S of A know, 2327 > 170.
I like comedy. A lot. I laughed at this;
“And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it. So the idea that somehow I was trying to needle the Democrats, it’s just – gosh, it’s probably Texas. Who knows what it is. But I’m not that good at pronouncing words anyway, Juan.”
“think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality, and that is he’s been able to look at – as have I, and I hope other Americans have – the fact that the tyrant was removed, 12 million people voted, there is an Iraqi constitution in place that is a model for – and unique for the Middle East.”
But in the midst of such mirth I ask you this; does the fact that the head of state, of what is certainly the most dangerous rogue state in the world, happens to have such obvious comedic sensibilities mitigate the dilemma one bit?
With all the current coverage of the Libby Trial, it’s important, though, not to loose sight of the what it all means;
Lost amid the flurry over just who initiated the outing of Valerie Plame is the ‘why’. And the why is that the White House needed to discredit the results of Joe Wilson’s trip to Niger.
Joe Wilson had found that the documents cited as proof that Iraq was purchasing uranium from Niger were false. Later the IAEA would denounce the documents as clumsy forgeries.
But President Bush had referred to those very documents in his 2003 State of the Union Speech in which he uttered the infamous 16 words, “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .”
In order to preserve that claim in the run-up to war, the White House needed to discredit Joe Wilson’s trip to Niger, which they tried to do by claiming that his trip had not been an official investigation, but merely a “perq” arranged by his wife, who was a CIA agent.
Therefore, looking closely at the actions taken by the White House in response to Joe Wilson’s revelations, it is obvious that the administration KNEW they were lying at the time and moved to protect that lie.
The lengths these people will go to protect and preserve a lie…