15 November 2005

Homer Simpson; US Senator

I can't recall the exact plot, but I recall an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer had some newfound job or responsibility, and in his zeal to show how important he was, blabbed about all sorts of confidential information to anyone within earshot. Now, take that big mouth and faulty brainpan, and elect him US Senator from West Virginia:

(CHRIS) WALLACE: Now, the President never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?

SEN. (JAY) ROCKEFELLER: No. The - I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq - that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.

We can have our umpteenth investigation into what the White House knew and when it knew it about Iraqi weapons - we will find the same answer: It knew what President Clinton, Sandy Berger, Madeline Albright, and William Cohen knew when they made speeches about the dangers of Iraq in the late 1990s and when President Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act.

How about an investigation, now, into what exactly Senator Jay Rockefeller told Syria and just what Syria might have done with the information made available to them presumably before it was made available to the U.N., the Senate, or the American people.

This isn't just Sean Penn showing up in some Middle-East market and bleating out some speculation to Al Jazeera. This is the Vice-Chair of the Senatette Intelligence Committee tipping (whether accurately or inaccurately) the US hand two 3 Arab governments; 2 of which act daily with malice to the West.

Just a little something to keep in mind for the (only)"Bush Lied, People Died" gang.

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