10 September 2006

Extremism in the pretense of liberty is so Vice (and Rice)

Dick Cheney and Tim Russert, Sunday 10 September 2006, Meet the Press:

VICE PRES. CHENEY: The evidence we also had at the time was that [Saddam Hussein] had a relationship with al-Qaeda.  And that was George Tenet’s testimony, the director of the CIA, in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Condi Rice, Sunday 10 September 2006, FOX News:

RICE: What the president and I and other administration officials relied on — and you simply rely on the central intelligence.  The director of central intelligence, George Tenet, gave that very testimony, that, in fact, there were ties going on between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime going back for a decade.

Amazing.  These disingenuous stooges cannot answer a question directly, and they assume no responsibility for their actions.  Usually everything gets blamed on Bill Clinton, but the latest whipping boy is former CIA Director George Tenet.  If the intelligence community is that fucking stupid and unreliable, why use their information in the first place as the basis for a costly, bloody goddamned war?  Why give the bastard a medal?  Why continue this charade?

“We’re always afraid of pulling out.  ‘Pull out?  Doesn’t sound manly to me, Bill.  Let’s leave it in there, get the job done!’  Because that’s what we’re doing to that country, after all…” — George Carlin, 1972, speaking of Vietnam

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