No “Silver Bullet” to Get Rid of Bush

Duh-byaAs widely predicted, Condoleeza Rice’s testimony didn’t do much to change public opinion one way of the other. Some on the far left had been salivating at the thought of her testifying, but let’s be honest — if there were the slightest chance that her appearance would reflect badly on the regime, they wouldn’t have allowed her to testify. Hell, look at Bush — he knows he’d come off looking ridiculous if he testified, so he’s limited his assistance to a not-under-oath, behind-closed-doors session. So he can lie and not be held legally accountable for it. More than that, he’s insisting that Tricky Dick Cheney be sitting right next to him — after all, it’s kind of hard to manipulate a puppet without your hand firmly up its ass.

I’m perfectly happy that people are starting to realize what a bunch of incompetent buffoons this regime comprises. And it would appear Rice did lie outright about informing the individual FBI field offices to prepare for terrorist action (though it’ll take a lot more investigation to prove it). Is it likely that the September 11th attacks could have been prevented had Duh-bya acted differently? Maybe, maybe not. But we’re not going to get some clear-cut answer that tells us so — it’s not nearly so black-and-white. It’s all about interpretation and spin. If there’s one thing these goons are good at, it’s spin — in other words, lying, but lying in such a way that you actually fool most people.

Yesterday, the big outcry was that the administration had to declassify the infamous President’s Daily Brief of August 6, 2001 (delivered when — surprise, surprise — Shrub was on vacation at his ranch). And with a title like “Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States,” it certainly seems like a prime candidate for the “silver bullet” that would take care of Bush once and for all. But guess what — it now looks like they are looking to declassify it. And, of course, the very fact that they’re considering it means... yep, there’s nothing in there that can incriminate the “president.” Little George may be an idiot, but his puppetmasters sure aren’t.

And you know what? Even if there were anything incriminating, it’d probably be better to release it and “spin” it that to continue the cover-up. Frankly, that’d be their best course of action. Then again, given their obsession with secrecy for secrecy’s sake, they can’t always be trusted to work in even their own best interests (and we know they can’t act in ours). With that in mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to release only a portion of the Brief — which is functionally the same thing as releasing nothing at all.

One can only hope they stay true to form. It’s probably the best thing for us all.


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