Friday, November 03, 2006

Aid and Comfort

One of the recurrent themes I've heard this election cycle is the phrase "aid and comfort." It goes together rhetorically with "Stay the course" (now being evaded like the plague-sodden lamprey it turned out to be) and "cut and run" (which the right wing won't admit they're thinking about).

Usuall one finds the phrase "aid and comfort" this way: "Blah blah blah Democrats blah blah blah liberals blah blah blah giving aid and comfort to our enemies blah blah blah..."

See how neatly it fits in there?

What brought this to my mind was the revelation that the Bush Administration, with the assistance of Rep. Pat Roberts, the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and right-wing bloggers and pundits, had put a shitload of captured Iraqi documents up on the Internet without bothering to read their contents. They posted them basically to point out that Saddam Hussein's regime was indeed trying to build WMDs (and never mind the dates on the documents, and disregard the fact that the nuclear weapons program stopped in 1991).

Well, the site was taken down last night or so, after a couple of gaffes:

1. Several months ago, paperwork that would have enabled anyone to make Sarin and Tabun nerve gases (quite potent and lethal stuff) was on the site. It was removed after someone asked about it.

2. Blueprints for the production of an atomic bomb were on the website. The entire site was taken down after the New York Times revealed the fact they were there last week.

Blueprints, ladies and gentlemen.

For an atomic bomb.


Apart from the hamster-splitting consternation this should cause, the reaction from the Bush White House was swift - Chief of Staff Card blamed the New York Times.

No, Mr. Card.

I blame you and your entire slipshod administration. Were this Japan, I'd expect you to commit ritual suicide. Any asshole with a computer and a knowledge of Arabic would have access to that site and those blueprints - or did you fools plan that, so you would have a casus belli against Iran or North Korea?

This government offered more aid and comfort to our enemies than all the Democrats and liberals in this country, combined.

Think about that when you go to the polls Tuesday.


Blogger pissed off patricia said...

They did this to justify the war and in the process they fucked the dog, big time. Stupid bastards. Tomorrow I hope that we "cut and run" them out of Washington.

7:52 AM EST  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Oh, I was thinking about a lot of things as I voted this morning. One of the things on my mind was almost 3000 dead soldiers and how many more would die before my vote is counted today.

8:38 AM EST  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Talk about being one's own worst enemy. Hell, we can't get a damned thing right.

3:09 PM EST  

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