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Ignorance Is Not Strength

Thursday, Dec. 06, 2007 9:21 AM

The White House says that President Bush learned in August that Iran 'may have' suspended their nuclear program, contradicting Bush's claim that he only learned of it last week.

Larry Johnson, who worked at the CIA from 1985-1989, and was later head of the State Department's Office of Counter-Terrorism from 1989-1993, points out that material is part of the Presidential Daily Briefing long before it is incorporated into the NIE.

Of course, we know how this will play out - Bush will continue to play the 'what if' card,, Pelosi and Reid will refuse to consider impeachment, and the media won't say a thing.

Now, tell me again how this reduces the chances of the lying sack of shit sitting in the Oval Office starting another war? He's been exposed (again) as a liar, as structuring our foreign policy on inaccurate data, and has thus allowed Iran's Ahmadinejad to beat his chest and moan about how America is persecuting him.

But we're doing nothing because ...?

It is not enough for Sen. Joe Biden to threaten impeachment, or Pelosi and Reid to waggle their fingers and tsk-tsk. Not only have the Democrats failed to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home, they've sat on their thumbs while this fake cowboy has carried us down the road to a second war.

The argument is not over whether Iran has a weapons program, or may be a danger at some future point. (Notice how hypotheticals are bad when posed by a reporter, but perfectly okay when coming from Bush's side of the podium.) It is about a president who repeatedly and consistently lies to the American public, who ignores briefings and NIE's in favor of his own flawed perceptions, and who has steadily chipped away at the Constitution and our civil liberties.

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