June 04, 2003

... the fact that we've uncovered NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION in Eraq hits the front page of the Times. Still, I could barely follow the paper trail -- so one CIA group (of retirees?!) is sniffing the butts of another part of the CIA, and checking up on the October report by a "special elite group" in the Pentagon? Not like it's news, but WE INVADED FOR NOTHING! WE WERE LIED TO!

Posted by phrisky at June 04, 2003 03:01 PM

The sad thing is, we weren't being lied to at all. The administration is telling bald-faced truths to our very faces and the even sadder thing is the populace is too benumbed by ClearChannel and country music to fricking realize what a travesty this has all been.

If you haven't yet, go watch (or rewatch) 3 Days of the Condor. Incredibly prescient movie. In 1975, the motivations for cheap regime change in the Middle East were the Shah, the hostage crisis, the oil embargo. In 2003, it was 9/11.

Posted by: tmonkey on June 4, 2003 08:02 PM

i just tried to load your Guardian page but nothing came up.
what is a "bald-faced truth" anyway?

Posted by: phrisky on June 5, 2003 04:30 PM

This turns out to be a point of contention. The statement I was pointing to specifically was this:

"The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil."

uttered by Paul Wolfowitz at a Q&A session following remarks at the IISS Asia Security Conference in Singapore, which the Guardian turned into the headline: "Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil." (The complete transcript of that session is here. The Guardian's correction is here.)

My apologies for trying to link to it so hastily. But to my eyes the point is still there in the transcript, that the right can voice the left's worst nightmares (it's not about liberation, it's about strategic geopolitical interests and control of resources) and the response from the voting public will be silence.

Has anyone seen the Vanity Fair in which Wolfowitz tries to link Saddam with the OK City bombings?

Posted by: tmonkey on June 6, 2003 10:42 AM

I hate bush .Because he is the greatest lier in the world.

Posted by: md.mazharul islam on April 25, 2004 12:59 AM

Mr. Islam, if you're listening, please note for the record that we hate Bush as well, for many of the same reasons.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on April 26, 2004 01:11 AM
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