Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fool me once, fool me 934 times more

The Center for Public Integrity (yes, we have one, shut up) has determined that senior Bush administration officials lied 935 times about WMD and the non-existent link between Hussein and Al-Qaida.

But they’re really, really sorry.

Just kidding. They’re not sorry at all. In fact genius White House spokesperson Dana Perino, when asked about the study, had two things to say:

1. We didn’t do it!

2. Everybody did it!

I don’t know why I would expect anything more than a response such as 4-year-old might offer when confronted with a broken lamp, but somehow I was thinking we might get a bit more than this:

“I hardly think that the study is worth spending time on. It is so flawed, in terms of taking anything into context or including -- they only looked at members of the administration, rather than looking at members of Congress or people around the world. Because, as you'll remember, we were part of a broad coalition of countries that deposed the dictator based on a collective understanding of the intelligence.”

And then, this little nugget of joy:

"And the other thing that that study fails to do is to say that after realizing that there was no WMD, as we thought as a collective body that there was, that this White House, the president set about to make reforms in the intelligence community to make sure that it doesn't happen again."

Look, Dana, you can’t take the lamp of intelligence, throw it on the floor, hit it with a hammer, jump up and down on it, and then claim to be surprised that it’s broken. Nor can you expect us to feign appreciation at your offer to glue it back together.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Why do you hate America?

dguzman said...

Hear, hear--great post. Perino's responses are getting more and more ridiculous by the day. I don't know how she can even face each day, knowing she's going to have to defend the indefensible.

Johnny Yen said...

I think you just came up with the official definition of chutzpah.

sl said...

Is this study as flawed as climate research?

SkylersDad said...

My God, that about being part of a broad coalition of countries that deposed the dictator is just laugh out loud funny.

Every other country but us doubted the intelligence and the reasoning behind going into Iraq, and were just bullied to do so as to remain our "friend".

Bubs said...

Thanks for posting this. Great story.

Flannery Alden said...

I love this report...what a good idea. Actual real data about the magnitude of the snow job we received.

Not only did they lie 934 times, but they multiplied that number by thousands, using the pliant, sympathetic media.


GETkristiLOVE said...

GWB is the WMD.