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June 16, 2004

Cause and Effect

BREAKING NEWS! I know this is going to shock all of you, but try to stay calm and maintain your mental and emotional clarity. The esteemed, bipartisan 9-11 Commission has decided, definitively, that...

There is "no credible evidence" that Saddam Hussein was ever affiliated with al-Qaeda.

No freaking way, man! I thought we had clear, substantial, incontrovertible PROOF that there was a link! At least that's what mah president told me! It's why we invaded Iraq!

Yes. This is very surprising. Shocking, even. I am shocked and awed, oh yes I am.

"On Monday, Vice President Dick Cheney said in a speech that the Iraqi dictator 'had long established ties with al-Qaida.'"

Oh, Dick. How long are you going to toe the party line on this? Don't you realize that you look like a moron, now? Or are you oblivious to how you appear because you've ALWAYS looked like a moron?

I can't think of one person I like in the Bush Administration except Colin Powell, and brother needs to get out of there ASAP. He's been sullied by his association with this administration, but I still like him. I think he's trying to counterbalance Bush/Cheney et. al. as best he can.

Does anyone else read the staff statements that the 9-11 Commission has been putting out on its website for a few months? They're fascinating. Utterly devoid of spin or bias, which is a refreshing change. The two latest staff statements are "Overview of the Enemy (PDF)" and "Outline of the 9/11 Plot (PDF)." That second one will be especially interesting reading since it's being reported that the initial al-Qaeda plan was to attack the U.S. with TEN airplanes rather than four. Eep.

Posted by Highwaygirl on June 16, 2004 12:56 PM to the category Political Rants

Hey! I don't think I could have written down the thoughts swirling around in my head any better than you did, HWG. Thanks!

How did you get inside my head anyway? Heh.

Posted by: Kyara at June 16, 2004 03:32 PM

Wish the Kerry campaign had the nerve to run this in an ad. Something about... "Bush's VP can't seem to tell the truth. Just ask the 9-11 Commission" and then play alternating clips from the report and his press conference. Asshat.

Posted by: Mensch71 at June 17, 2004 09:29 AM
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