Monday, April 10, 2006

Truth Handler

You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies.
One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' around your eyes
-B. Dylan, Idiot Wind

Is it possible George Bush thinks he'll ever wind up in a ditch with flies buzzing around his eyes? In a word, no. In fact, despite the man's numerous lies and deceits, I doubt that much, if anything, bad will ever happen to him, other than what his own conscience delivers upon his rank soul. And there is very little evidence that Bush's conscience is capable of anything other than rationalization and repression.

Three days after Scooty Libby's testimony was released and showed that George Bush had authorised the selective declassification of the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq WMD capability, something that has since been confirmed by the White House itself, George Bush finally stepped to the plate and took a swing at the charges that he had manipulated intelligence sources:
President George W. Bush acknowledged on Monday he ordered the declassification of parts of a prewar intelligence report on Iraq to respond to critics who alleged he manipulated intelligence to justify the war.
In other words, Bush responded to accusations that he was manipulating intelligence by ... manipulating more intelligence. Seems like the obvious thing to do.

Bush is nothing if not consistent and just like his fondly-recalled statement, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace, he offered up another desicated wad of sun-baked horseshit:
I wanted people to see what some of those statements were based on. I wanted people to see the truth. I thought it made sense for people to see the truth. That's why I declassified the document.
This comes after it is well known that what his declassification did was something diametrically opposed to letting anyone "see the truth." Laugh or cry, you decide.


Anonymous -Robb said...

You failed to mention (that much like his view of evolution) Bush having a conscience is "just a theory". Anyone care to prove this theory?

9:32 PM  

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