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Thursday, January 29, 2004
Fire McClellan, says Max Standard
Max Standard wanted me to pass on this message that he recently sent to Bush.
Dear President Bush,***
David Kay testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services yesterday. I didn't see the testimony and I have yet to find a transcript but here are reports on the testimony from Simon Jeffery of The Guardian and Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.
Wolf Blitzer of CNN interviewed David Kay yesterday and the two did their best to excuse Team Bush. For the sake of the argument let's just say that there can be no doubt that bad intelligence was to blame. This means that NOBODY IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS THE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO WONDER IF THE THREAT THAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BELIEVED WAS IMMINENT MIGHT NOT BE ALL THAT GREAT GIVEN THAT THE MOTIVE AND THE ABILITY HAS NOT LEAD TO THE ACT IN OVER A DECADE OR TO THINK THAT MAYBE THREATENING TO “KILL” SOMEONE WHO SUPPOSEDLY WANTS TO KILL AMERICANS MIGHT BE A RISKY MOVE. In short, it means they are all idiots. I don’t know about you but if I were in a room with a person who has a gun and wants to kill me, I probably wouldn’t spend all that much time threatening to do something about this person. I might say nothing, try to escape or call to help, but I wouldn’t spend months saying, “I’m going to do something about you. Just wait. I’m going to do something.”
On Tuesday's edition of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Richard Perle said the recent conquest of Iraq says to the world, "America is back." Unfortunately Stewart didn't ask him why this shit wasn't enough to tell the world that Uncle Sam was still around. Maybe the actions don't leave a long lasting imprint of the minds of the people of the world, which means that if the Bush Administration's suggested path of frightening the world into doing what the U.S. wants is to be followed, there will be a lot more of these wars.