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Monday, February 26, 2007

Quote of the Day
Posted by Jill | 8:38 PM
Paul Slansky at HuffPo:

We had no trouble calling the suicide bombers crazy for believing that seventy-two virgins would be waiting for them in Heaven. Is born-again Bush any less nuts to believe he'll be rising up to Heaven during the Rapture? For all we know, Armageddon has been his intentional goal from the start. It's almost the only explanation that makes sense. America is Flight 93. It's been hijacked and it's about to crash, and every single one of us has to charge the cockpit.


Again, to recap, one of the nation's foremost experts on the subject of Osama bin Laden says that al Qaeda is "going to detonate a nuclear device inside the United States." If that doesn't scare you, you are no longer scareable.

Well, if that doesn't scare you, maybe the fact that the Bush Administration is now funding the very Sunni extremists that are not only connected with al-Qaeda, but are also killing American troops in Iraq, will:

Sy Hersh in The New Yorker:

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

Let's pause and ponder that for a moment, shall we? Because the Bush Administration wants to attack Iran, which is Shiite, it is sucking up to the very Sunni extremists that they claim attacked the U.S. on 9/11.

Let's repeat that one more time: The President and Vice President of the United States are using our tax dollars to fund the very people who want to attack us again.

Do you still think that those of us who think the Bush Administration had some kind of complicity in the 9/11 attacks are crazy?


One contradictory aspect of the new strategy is that, in Iraq, most of the insurgent violence directed at the American military has come from Sunni forces, and not from Shiites. But, from the Administration’s perspective, the most profound—and unintended—strategic consequence of the Iraq war is the empowerment of Iran.


The key players behind the redirection are Vice-President Dick Cheney, the deputy national-security adviser Elliott Abrams, the departing Ambassador to Iraq (and nominee for United Nations Ambassador), Zalmay Khalilzad, and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi national-security adviser.

That's old "Bandar Bush", the Bush family's best buddy in the House of Saud.

The article is dense and detailed, because if you're going to expose this administration for what it is -- an infiltration of our government by enemies of America -- you'd damn well better do your homework, and Hersh has done exactly that. This makes Iran Contra look like a tea party, and the stakes are much higher.

So when that al-Qaeda nuclear weapon that is being funded by the Bush Administration using your tax dollars goes off in New York and kills Mr. Brilliant and leaves me a widow, or kills your loved one; or it goes off in Los Angeles, or San Francisco, or Chicago, or wherever it goes off, then see if you still believe that no government in the U.S. could do such a thing.

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