Thursday, March 02, 2006

Double Shot of the Truth

Not that we need any more proof that Bush, Cheney, and Rice are incompetent, But on consecutive days we have learned more information to add to the Mountain of evidence.

Yesterday's the AP released the video log of the Katrina briefing where Bush learned first hand about the threat to the New Orleans levees. He never asked a single question.

And today Murray Waas writing for the National Journal details the One page briefing that Bush, Cheney and Rice received in October 2002 discussing the infamous aluminum tubes.

Waas writes:

Among other things, the report stated that the Energy Department and the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research believed that the tubes were "intended for conventional weapons," a view disagreeing with that of other intelligence agencies, including the CIA, which believed that the tubes were intended for a nuclear bomb.

The disclosure that Bush was informed of the DOE and State dissents is the first evidence that the president himself knew of the sharp debate within the government over the aluminum tubes during the time that he, Cheney, and other members of the Cabinet were citing the tubes as clear evidence of an Iraqi nuclear program. Neither the president nor the vice president
told the public about the disagreement among the agencies.

And yet all of them went out and stated unequivocally that these tubes were evidence of Saddam's nuclear weapons program.

We already knew that they were liars but here is a double shot of proof.

1 comment:

  1. I saw your title and was waiting for something about Stephen Colbert!

    I just don't know how much longer the rapidly dwindling 34% who still support Bush can keep propping him up! While I can occasionally be convinced to accept a conservative's argument, there is no, and I repeat, NO evidence to support the idea that Bush is doing his job well.

    I've got lots to say on the Katrina briefing video, but won't be able to write it down until today's commute home. Warning - big sports analogy ready to make landfall!