The Bush Regime is a case study in what happens when fuckwits who think they're living in a Robert Ludlum novel get their hands on the reins of power. They're running around playing super secret agent, fabricating evidence because it fits a narrative and reality doesn't. They turned the CIA and the Justice Department into an episode of 24, complete with torture, because they love to be part of a storyline wherein they're the big, tough heroes breaking heads and breaking rules to "get the job done." The damage they've done to this country so that they could live their little fantasies is apalling.
Almost four years ago today, Colin Powell presented some dodgy intelligence suggesting Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons. Powell's announcement had all the trappings of Bush propaganda: sketchy exiles, the pre-emption of IAEA counter-evidence, technical specs that make a known civilian application look like a nuclear weapon, and, of course, Powell himself.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has obtained evidence suggesting that documents which have been described as technical studies for a secret Iranian nuclear weapons-related research program may have been fabricated.
The documents in question were acquired by U.S. intelligence in 2004 from a still unknown source -- most of them in the form of electronic files allegedly stolen from a laptop computer belonging to an Iranian researcher. The US has based much of its push for sanctions against Iran on these documents.
Nope, it doesn't surprise me either.
And it's not shocking anymore. The only time I'm shocked now is when Bush does something semi-decent. I can't tell you how angry that makes me, and how glad I am that we voted for four years of competent leadership rather than four more years of neocon playacting.
I can't believe these fucktards get two more months to play their self-aggrandizing games with our government. They should have nothing to look forward to but life in a Supermax, getting their dinners shoved through a hole in the door. I'd say they should be sentenced to a life of cleaning up the bedpans on an Iraqi hospital ward so they're forced to face what they've done in the most stark way possible, but that would be a terrible thing to do to people we've harmed enough. Maybe if we made them wear candystriper outfits, maybe the humiliation would be a balm to wounded Iraqis...
There's only two months left, but I imagine we're going to see a lot more stories of Bush's forged evidence, incompetence, and cronyism.
In other news, dog bites man:
Apparently, Bush's contempt for the press corps has rubbed off on his dog.