Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Curious George - Not Bush

Former CIA director George J. Tenet appeared on “60 Minutes” on Sunday and defiantly whined about being throw overboard by Bush and his capos as a way to blame him and the CIA for everything Iraq. Like an ex-wife Tenet lashed out at the abuse he took from the likes of Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and their hatchet men who gave his "slam dunk" line about WMD intelligence to the press openly and as often as they could.

What say you George? "The hardest part of all of this has just been listening to this for almost three years. Listening to the vice president go on 'Meet The Press' on the fifth year of 9/11, and say, 'Well, George Tenet said, slam dunk.' As if he needed me to say slam dunk to go to war with Iraq," Tenet tells Pelley. "And they never let it go. I mean, I became campaign talk. I was a talking point. You know, 'Look at what the idiot told us, and we decided to go to war.' Well, let's not be so disingenuous. Let's stand up. This is why we did it. This is why, this is how we did it. And let's tell, let's everybody tell the truth." The truth being worth $4 million dollars for Tenet which is what he got for writing his book and letting the country know just how the jackels at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue eat one their own. "Men of honor don't do this," Tenet said of him being thrown under the bus. And where did he get the idea these were men of honor? Probably the same place the intelligence about Iraqi WMD came from - the department of let's pretend.

Well boo f-ing hoo George. You spent the second longest time as CIA director, you got your Medal of Freedom (that you could have refused) from the very dishonorable people who threw you over the cliff and then you pocketed $4 million for information that would have been quite valuable to the American public three years ago - you know when a presidential election was going on. Men of honor also resign when their conscience guides them to do the right thing. Guess what you did, or rather didn't do?

Don't worry George. You care more than the American public. According to Nielsen’s television ratings the Tenet interview led the time-slot albeit with a below-average 10.8 million viewers, ranking second in the time period among adults 18 to 49, behind ABC’s “Funniest Home Videos,” which drew 8.4 million total viewers. Got that - behind "Funniest Home Videos." It did beat “Along Came Polly” but that was a god awful movie and I at least could turn it off. Alas, "W: The Sequel" still has 20 months to go.

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Blogger d.K. said...

"And let's tell, let's everybody tell the truth."

What did you make of long gulp of water, after answering "No." when asked if anyone had died from the torture inflicted on suspects by the CIA? Let's all tell the truth, indeed...

6:10 PM  
Blogger For Obama '08 said...

And Clinton appointed Tenet! Of course he never should have stayed with Bush, but I don't trust Hillary to make this situation much better

7:07 PM  
Blogger For Obama '08 said...

I know what you mean d.k., but, honestly, I think he was thirsty. Poor bastard, though, got caught up with a rum bunch with the Bushies.

Here's what I don't get. The Repugs like to say that Clinton had the same intellingence and blah blah blah. Well, while at least Clinton didn't use bad intelligence to go to war, I wonder if he knew it was bad, I mean if he knew it was phony. See, Obama's clean on this one. Not in the Senate yet when it all went down. But I think Kucinich may be onto the Clintons with this one. I like his views, but he's unelectable, whereas Obama can win. But Hillary really scares me. Her husband lies about the intelligence maybe to look macho, which leads the next idiot to use it to go to war, and then even though she may be against the war (kinda sorta) now, she still will need to protect Bill. Geffen's right about those two.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It annoys me even more that Tony Snow, with judgment day looking him in the face, can still tell us that
"the whole world thought Saddam had WMV"

"Whole world" meaning those who bought Bush's lie Vs. those who as I remember vigorously denied it.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Truth is dead - it's just a circus now. Orwell had no clue how absurd it would get.

9:25 AM  
Blogger For Obama '08 said...

Yeah, truth is dead. I'm with you, Crankyboy. But the problem is Kerry, Clinton and Edwards all saw the same intelligence and said they were lied to. But were powerful Sneators with acess to this info. really lied to or were they just as complicit. That's why a fresh start is needed with Obama. Obviuosly Bush's lies were worse, but too many of these Dems running for Prez (Biden too) were willing to go along with the lies.

And Biden telling a voter that the veto would be shoved down Bush's throat http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/05/02/democrats.iraq.ap/index.html
was none too classy either. Makes the Dems look alomost as bad as the Repugs, and as the CNN article suggests, Obama if THE MAN. Visit my blog!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Reign of Reason said...

The truth is dead: at least to this administration.

They have so contorted themselves that they completely believe their own lies.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

well I thought you retired to Florida, good to see you back, maybe I will also see you on the train.


2:29 PM  
Blogger For Obama '08 said...

Look at this priceless piece from Boston Legal; it even pokes a little bit of fun at my main man, but boy is it LOL funny.


3:29 PM  
Blogger For Obama '08 said...

Sorry, I don't think the youtube.com link will get you anywhere - I'm not the best at computer stuff! But if you go to youtube.com and in the serach area type "boston legal hillary" it should be the first video clip that pops up

3:36 PM  
Blogger For Obama '08 said...

Anyone watching the Repugs debate tonight? Makes me angry, but on the other hand, it's good to get an early look at the enemy!

7:38 PM  

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