Well, it looks like we have "the facts" as to what happened at the unfortunately named Al Qa Qaa weapons complex in Iraq: as shown in a video taken by a crew that came in with the 101st Airborne, the shit was all there when we got there, and it was US that fucked up the security measures.
Game. Set. Match. George W. Bush's alleged strength for those who believes that gratuitous wars of aggression are a good thing was that "at least" he kept weapons out of the hands of terrorists. Only at Al Qa Qaa, we put bad-ass explosives INTO the hands of terrorists (as well as all comers).
My only concern remains the timing: how could they keep this suppressed until just ten days before the election? Maybe the yellowcake diss and humiliating Tenet and Valerie Plame and God knows what else are all starting to come home to roost. THIS was the October surprise, and its really too late to trot one out for Bush (four days till Election Day).
We'll see: but with Al Qa Qaa's allegations safely confirmed: i.e., NO PLANNING WHATSOEVER was made to secure these sites of nasty weapons despite the IAEA BEGGING the Bush Administration to protect them means that either (1) this was never about WMDs, or (2) our government is too stupid to be returned to office. Either would be an impeachable offense in a normal situation.
Those supporting the President at this point are doing so strictly as a faith based initiative. Because now John Kerry could knife-rape a nun on live t.v., and there would still be no way to demonstrate that he is anywhere near as bad as the Bush Gang that Can't Shoot Straight.
Well, wish me luck, y'all, as the big weekend is here: me and Jim Henley will be going for blogger-jogger greatness in the Marine Corps Marathon in and around our nation's capital (the appropriate expression NOT being "break a leg").
Check the news dipshit
Posted by Anonymous at October 29, 2004 4:35 PM
"Check the news dipshit."
I'm not aware of that particular service; I take its news FOR people like the last commenter, who makes no reference to what he's talking about, other than identifying himself with the name "dipshit".
Could he or she be talking about the NEW OBL vidotape (the 7th or 8th OBL videotape since 9-11 that I can think of); could it be allegations that the army destroyed 250 tons of explosives BUT CANNOT SAY whether that is included in the 380 plus tons of Al Qa Qaa explosives (and most importantly, the 250 tons were NOT under IAEA seal, a telltale sign that they were NOT the same explosives)? Soething else?
What? Please tell us what it is the news will tell us that you won't?
Posted by the talking dog at October 29, 2004 4:51 PM
TD...Just sending a dose of luck to you in running the marathon. Run fast and get home in time to vote!!!
Posted by alicia at October 29, 2004 11:06 PM
Good God, you spin some great stories TD with impressive cynical "twang", i didn't realize i was this bored reading your blog drivel. i'm better off talking to my real dogs.
Posted by Mark at October 31, 2004 12:57 PM