Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Leak Starts Here . . .

When his father was President, the Oval Office was infamously know as the place where “the buck stops”. Now that George W. Bush is President, the Oval Office has famously become the place where “the leaks start.”

I think I’ve fucking heard it all from the Bush Administration.

Yesterday, in response to the President’s apparent involvement in leaking the name of a CIA agent (Valerie Plame) in attempt to destroy her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson, for speaking out against the war, White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan, said, “we will vigorously set the record straight when people are putting out misinformation or trying to suggest things that simply are not true.”

I think my eyes popped out of my head, like a cartoon character, when I heard that.

First, I can think of no other group of people who have spread misinformation, or suggested things that simply are not true, than the Bush Administration. The letters W-M-D come to mind, as do repeated suggestions of mushroom clouds, as well as . . . well the list could go on, but I’ll let the history books take care of that. Needless to say, I think the words, “bull shit” might have escaped my lips the moment I heard Mr. McClellan utter those words.

Second, those words beg the question: what does the Bush Administration considers ‘misinformation’ or things that ‘are not true’? I mean, after all, we’re talking about a group of people that doesn’t believe in global warming, or even dinosaurs. This is Administration that is in full support of intelligent design, and spies on its own citizens without warrant or reason. This is an Administration that even lied to our nation’s older people about the cost of Medicare.

But there’s one thing that this Administration that still gnaws at me the most.

This Administration sent our troops, our brave men and women, into combat wearing chemical weapons suits in over 100 degree weather, while all the while knowing, that Saddam Hussein did not possess any chemical weapons. That’s just sick.

But on top of the fact that this Administration wouldn’t know the truth if they got hit up-side the head with it, this Administration flouts the law to say the least. And, when you have a group of people with all the power, who are willing to flout the law to achieve their goals, and have a pretty liberal definition for misinformation . . . you should be afraid.

One day, you’ll wake up to find that you are the one being accused of spreading misinformation . . . and apparently . . . if the President considers you to being doing so . . . well . . . be prepared to face personal attacks, and have your career destroyed.

Only in America . . .

Kosher Ham


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