Saturday, November 12, 2005

Bush Wrote The Book On Rewriting History


Sometimes my attempts at graphical humor undercut my true feelings of anger regarding the issue I'm trying to convey. This is one of those occasions.

I try to temper these feelings by reminding myself that I can read this administration like an open book. I had a strong feeling this past Wednesday that Bush would use Veteran's Day to wrap himself in the flag and criticize his critics about the Iraq War. Nevermind the fact that his Republican Senate lap dogs agreed to investigate the White House's roll in the intelligence gathering for the Iraq war. Nevermind the fact that 5 out of the 6 reasons for war that Colin Powell laid out in front of the United Nations turned out to be bogus. Nevermind the fact that Bush essentially ignored the "OBL determined to strike inside the US" PDB, yet his administration enthusiastically buoyed the bad information given by "Curveball" and Chalabi. Never mind the fact that "Curveball" was identified as a non-credible source and Chalabi was on the lam for embezzlement. Nevermind the fact that this information was withheld from Senators that were supposedly acting on "the same intelligence" that the Bush administration had.

Knowledge of the above is the essence of why I grit my teeth when I hear Bush stumble up to a mic and proclaim:
"It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began"
What then of your irresponsible behavior, Mr. President, for rewriting the reasons that we went to war? (see above graphic) What is more irresponsible? Launching a preemptive war on fabricated and fixed information or ignoring very valid questions and concerns that have emerged about this administration and it's nefarious practices? One begets the other. He continues:
"These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will." (Source: Washingtonpost.com)
We will see how 'baseless' these claims are, but first they must be investigated. Our enemies are our enemies despite their perception. America's will should be to ferret out the truth from this house of weasels.