Deja Vu

This is just so weird to be going down this same road again. From the LA Times

The Bush administration has postponed plans to offer public details of
its charges of Iranian meddling inside Iraq amid internal divisions
over the strength of the evidence, U.S. officials said.

U.S. officials promised last week to provide evidence of Iranian
activities that led President Bush to announce Jan. 10 that U.S. forces
would begin taking the offensive against Iranian agents who threatened
Americans.

But some officials in Washington are concerned that some of the
material may be inconclusive and that other data cannot be released
without jeopardizing intelligence sources and methods. They want to
avoid repeating the embarrassment that followed the March 2003 invasion
of Iraq, when it became clear that information the administration cited
to justify the war was incorrect, said the officials, who described the
internal discussions on condition of anonymity

Fool me once…ah…oh fuck it, please tell me this isn’t happening

UPDATE: Well Josh’s “forboding” certainly doesn’t help my nagging sense of forboding doom on this…

I’ve said this before. But perhaps it seems like hyperbole. So I’ll say
it again. The president’s interests are now radically disjoined from
the country’s. We can handle a setback like Iraq. It really is a big
disaster. But America will certainly surive it. President Bush — in
the sense of his legacy and historical record — won’t. It’s all Iraq
for him. And Iraq is all disaster. So, from his perspective (that is to
say, through the prism of his interests rather than the country’s —
which he probably can’t separate) reckless gambits aimed at breaking
out of this ever-tightening box make sense.

Think of it like this. He’s a death row prisoner concocting a
thousand-to-one plan to break out of prison. For him, those are good
odds. The rest of us are doing three months for disorderly conduct. And
he’s trying to rope us into his harebrained scheme. Like I said, his
interests are very different from ours.

Speak up. We’re on the edge of the abyss. 

 

5 thoughts on “Deja Vu

  1. oh ducky, they can’t release that info cause it is more likely it was an inside IWAQqi job.
    sooooo glad american soldiers are in the middle of a civil war.

  2. The proper role for Congress to assume right now, immediately, is that of an independent investigator. Congress needs some investigative hearings to be underway, seeking to find out what is going on. Congress holds the sole authority to commit us to a war, as well as the sole authority to pay for a war. They can stop this insanity very quickly if they can only find some backbones. Obama, step up! Hillary, step up?

  3. “Fool me once…ah…oh fuck it, please tell me this isn’t happening”
    Didn’t Shrub himself masterfully (mis)quote the same adage. I think he ascribed it to either Texas or Tennessee along the lines of “Fool me once…well you can’t fool me again.”

  4. This is the part that floors me:
    “They want to avoid repeating the embarrassment that followed the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, when it became clear that information the administration cited to justify the war was incorrect, said the officials, who described the internal discussions on condition of anonymity.”
    It’s clear to me that they don’t want to avoid the horror of actually GOING TO WAR on false information. What they want to avoid is the embarrassment (God forbid any of them should be embarrassed by anything they do!) of being CAUGHT going to war on false information.
    Lord, I loathe these people.

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