Are they even trying anymore?

April 14, 2008

Sometimes you have to wonder if the administration is even trying to fool us anymore. Remember the good old days when Bush or Cheney or Rumsfeld would get up on a stage and feed us crap with a straight face? Remember these classics?
Bush thinking hard

Bush, May 29, 2003: We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They’re illegal. They’re against the United Nations resolutions, and we’ve so far discovered two. And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them. (May 23, 2003–a month after he declared victory.)

Or this gem.

“We know that Iraq and the al-Qaeda terrorist network share a common enemy — the United States of America. We know that Iraq and al-Qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back a decade” and “we’ve learned that Iraq has trained al-Qaeda members in – and poisons and deadly gases.”

But according to some remarks Cheney made on Sean Hannity’s abyssmal radio show, if we leave Iraq now, al Qaeda will start selling the oil and kill us all!!! However, when Bush trotted out this line of bull a couple of weeks ago, a reporter (who had evidently gotten a spine replacement procedure) asked White House Press Secretary Dana Perino

“I don’t understand how a fragmented, clandestine, non-Iraqi terrorist organization could produce and sell Iraqi oil on the global market, especially when the majority of Iraqis have turned against al-Qaida. Could you describe a plausible scenario?”

Imagine this, she couldn’t. It seems like the White House has been leaving Dana in the dark. At least when they trotted out something like this with Ari Fleischer or Scott McLellan, they seemed to give them a heads up so they could have answers for some of the more obvious questions the press would have, e.g. “Really? I mean, really?”; “What?”; “Are you on medication? How about the president?”. Either Dana is being chucked under the freight train, is profoundly stupid, or the administration has finally come around to the idea that we don’t believe a thing that they say anyway and have just decided to stop trying. How much further to January?

Bread, peace and freedom.


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