April 15, 2004

Oh, Come On

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How much ludicrous lying on the part of Bush & Co. is needed before people start getting tired of being taken for fools?

Remember how the Bush people insisted that they did not get notice that bin Laden was a big threat--and then we find out that Berger and Clarke warned them in the strongest possible terms? And then they claimed that they had no intel about how bin Laden might be using airplanes, and then we hear about the August 6th PDB that not only shows how Bush and Rice knew bin Laden was a huge threat, but that planes were mentioned as well?

Well, they're still lying. In recent days, they've been downplaying how much of a threat bin Laden seemed to be, how he wasn't really worthy of too much notice. Certainly Rice didn't think he was a menace as she wasn't going to include him in a major security address at John Hopkins on 9/11--and during her testimony, she played down the 8/6 PDB as a "historical document" (she must have been crazy to think we weren't going to see that).

Guess what? New information has come out about the titles of other PDBs in April and May of that year. they include:

"Bin Laden planning multiple operations"
"Bin Laden network's plans advancing"
"Bin Laden threats are real"
And that's not including the oldie but goodie, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." For crying out loud, what else will we find out next? A September 1st memo entitled, "bin Laden planning to use jet liners to crash into WTC and Pentagon"? In complete honesty, it would not really surprise me much at this point.

I mean, come on. They knew far more than they needed to. They screwed up!

Posted by Luis at April 15, 2004 12:06 AM

I am simply bewildered by the audacity of the Bush administration. They are standing by and allowing Israel to basically have their way in the West Bank and Gaza. I wish Colin Powell would speak up and criticize the President publicly. Of course that won't happen, but it's sad because from what I read I'm sure he's outraged by the situation.

As for Valerie Plame, I just don't understand...I give up! Where are Woodward and Bernstein when you need them? It just sickens me. I want to drop out and not pay any more attention to these partisan games.

Posted by: Justin Faulkner at April 19, 2004 05:01 AM