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Tomorrow Is Election Day � VOTE!

Monday, Nov. 06, 2006 8:33 AM

The Bush Administration is asking a federal judge to issue an order that would bar detainees who had been held in secret CIA prisons from revealing any details about the alternative interrogation methods used on them, claiming that such knowledge, even provided to the detainees' attorneys, could be reasonably expected to cause extremely grave damage.

Do something wrong, cover it up by saying it endangers national security. Yup, that's the Bush Administration all right.

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death for war crimes committed in the 1980's. You know, when he was getting Christmas cards from Donald Rumsfeld.

I'm sure some talking head will proclaim this a Great Moment in the Global War on Terror. The fact is that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11 or al-Qaeda.

It should be pointed out that the Shiites are celebrating Saddam's death sentence. Any national unity arising from this Kodak moment should be considered against the background of the Shiite nation next door: Iran.

Also, the insurgency has very little to do with Saddam being in the hole. Nobody has been fighting to get him out of prison; they've been fighting for control of the government.

The proverbial fat lady ain't even out of makeup, let alone anywhere near the stage.

"We've got the basic strategy right," Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Basic strategy? Hey, DICK, isn't three years a little late to get a handle on basic strategy?

"(Iraq) may not be popular with the public � it doesn't matter in the sense that we have to continue the mission and do what we think is right. And that's exactly what we're doing," Cheney said. "We're not running for office. We're doing what we think is right."

Put the Kool-Aid down, Dick. Even your Neocon buddies are leaping overboard, blaming you and George and Rummy for botching their plans. (Dick says he hasn't seen the Vanity Fair article where Richard Perle excoriates the Bush Administration.)

Cheney went on to assure us that, if he were to be subpoenaed, he'd refuse to testify. But ��if you're doing what's right, why would you not want to testify? Isn't that what you're always telling America? If you're doing nothing wrong, then don't worry?

Cheney blamed the media for not sharing the love when it comes to the nation's low unemployment rate and the economy. "What's news is if there's bad news, and that gets coverage. But the good news that's out there, day after day after day, doesn't get as much attention."

October has proven to be the deadliest month on record for American soldiers, with the death toll now at 100. But the good news is ...?

And should newscasts on September 11, 2001 run photos of cute bunnies and stories of cats being rescued from trees, instead?

Dead-Eye Dick has announced he will be getting shit-faced drunk and staggering around with a shotgun duck hunting on Election Day.

Tuesday is Election Day in the United States.

If you don't vote, please help yourself to a nice big cup of Shut The Fuck Up.

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