From the when does the cretin filter kick in basket comes this, via Glenn Greenwald, my favourite, and the most incisive
I have remained steadily optimistic as a result of the inspiring reports of the great progress of our Glorious Surge, accompanied by the re-assuring vows that we are now on the Road to Sweet Victory. But I confess that I've been plagued by some nagging doubts, mostly due to the pessimistic media. Thankfully, all of those doubts were dispelled when, this morning, I read in The Washington Post these very comforting descriptions from Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence, one of the war supporters who joined John McCain on his relaxing stroll through a Baghdad market:
Another member of the delegation, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), declared that it was "like a normal outdoor market in
in the summertime." Indiana
Read on, please do…its incredible...and then ask yourself (and your best American friend), after you’ve gone through the whole thing, including the update, just what sort of people these are, and how in god’s name they get elected.
Something is seriously, seriously wrong, John….
Update: This in yesterday from the Washington Post. Read down it.
Captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations of Saddam Hussein and two former aides "all confirmed" that Hussein's regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a declassified Defense Department report released yesterday.
then, further on...
The report's release came on the same day that Vice President Cheney, appearing on Rush Limbaugh's radio program, repeated his allegation that al-Qaeda was operating inside Iraq "before we ever launched" the war, under the direction of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the terrorist killed last June.
and there is a bunch more, and its is not the first time he's felt able to restate this in the face of overwhelming evidence otherwise...leading to the inevitable conclusion that Dick Cheney is either a bumbling, incompetent, buffoon, or, alternatively, he's a lying, dishonest snake with blood on his hands who assumes that the American audience are all morons.....either way, he's Vice President.