Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Seventy-Eight-Year-Old Man Peppered to Taste

I'm reading the New York Times article about the Red Hot Cheney Pepper incident. There's another oddity:

White House officials said Mr. Bush learned about the shooting accident at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time, about an hour after it happened, in a call from Andrew H. Card Jr., his chief of staff. But Mr. Bush did not find out that Mr. Cheney fired the shot until about half an hour later in a subsequent call from Karl Rove, his senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, who had called Ms. Armstrong to ask about the incident.
So, someone calls the president to tell him that someone was shot. Later, Turd Blossom calls and finds out it was the vice-president who did the deed. It has become such a habit of everyone in the White House to suppress important facts that the first caller forgot that it was the president calling instead of a Freedom of Information Act request.

Is this how our intelligence is gathered in Iraq? One source calls the Pentagon, "there are nuclear weapons somewhere in the Middle East." Some other guy – "Iraq is a country in the Middle East." From there, 2+2=11 and Maximillian is popping off on Meet the Press about mushroom clouds over New York.

These are the men in charge of our country and arguably much of the world. I just think that bears saying.

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