Friday, June 18, 2004

George Bush Is A Lying Sack Of Shit

"This administration never said that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated between Saddam and al Qaeda." The Deserter, June 17, 2004

"I believe Iraq was involved, but I'm not going to strike them now." The Deserter, September 17, 2001
He stated his belief that Iraq was involved in 9/11 just days after the attack, without any evidence to support such belief and in the face of advice from his top anti-terror advisors that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. He then approved dissemination of this quote in Bob Woodward's book "Bush At War" in order to create the misimpression among the American people of Iraqi involvement in 9/11. And then, having introduced a poisonous lie into the public's consciousness, he steadfastly refused to correct this falsehood until long after the invasion and cynically exploited it to build support for his fraudulent war.

Of course Dick Cheney, abetted by neocon whore Bill Safire, has been flogging the "Atta in Prague" lie for years.

"[I]t's been pretty well confirmed that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack." Dickless Cheney, Meet The Press, December 9, 2001.
On September 8, 2002 Cheney claimed on Meet The Press that Atta "did apparently travel to Prague. . . . We have reporting that places him in Prague with a senior Iraqi intelligence officer a few months before the attacks on the World Trade Center."

As recently as last September, this extraordinary exchange between Tim Russert and our dickless Vice-President took place:

RUSSERT: The Washington Post asked the American people about Saddam Hussein, and this is what they said: 69 percent said he was involved in the September 11 attacks. Are you surprised by that?

DICKLESS: No. I think it’s not surprising that people make that connection.

Later in the interview Dickless made this statement with regard to Iraqi involvement in 9/11:
"With respect to 9/11, of course, we’ve had the story that’s been public out there. The Czechs alleged that Mohamed Atta, the lead attacker, met in Prague with a senior Iraqi intelligence official five months before the attack, but we’ve never been able to develop anymore of that yet either in terms of confirming it or discrediting it. We just don’t know."
As my wingnut friends are certain to bleat, "he said he didn't know." The only problem is that the FBI and CIA had already concluded by the time of this interview that there was no credible evidence to support the "Atta in Prague" fantasy. The Washington Post's Dana Priest and Glen Kessler thoroughly exposed Dickless' disingenuity in a September 29, 2003 article.


Blogger Yaz said...

Where to begin? First, I guess with an accusation: that Goldstein must be, at least in part, responsible for the recent blogsphere-wide snark shortage.

Second, that some folks seem to be getting their Goldsteins confused.

Third, well, isn't it redundant to insist that "George Bush Is A Lying Sack Of Shit?"

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that snippet of an image looked familiar, and it took me a minute to realize where i'd seen it.

check out what might be the upcoming lying points:

thousand yard glare

5:19 PM  

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