I started skimming after the first few lines. Seems to be yet another "Opposing views are being silenced" screed. Yeah, we hardly ever hear a word from Bush's opposition.
PING! OH joy, philosophy! Have at it Cuz!
Ah...uranium yellowcake/16 words..remember that?
Joe Wilson said the Iraqis weren't trying to get it, and it turned out he was lying?
[b]CBS falls for Kerry campaign's fake memo[/b]
"A few weeks ago, Thomas Oliphant of the Boston Globe was on PBS' ''Newshour'' explaining why the hundreds of swift boat veterans' allegations against John Kerry's conduct in Vietnam was unworthy of his attention. "The standard of clear and convincing evidence," he said, talking to Swiftvet John O'Neill as if he were a backward fourth-grader, ''is what keeps this story in the tabloids -- because it does not meet basic standards.''
Last week, we got a good idea of what Thomas Oliphant's ''basic standards'' are. Dan Rather and the elderly gentlemen at ''60 Minutes'' were all atwitter because they'd come into possession of some hitherto undiscovered memos relating to whether George W. Bush failed to show up for his physical in the War of 1812. The media had been flogging this dead horse all spring, but these newly ''discovered'' memos had jump-started the old nag just enough to get him on his knees long enough for the media to flog him all over again.
Unfortunately for CBS, Dan Rather's hairdresser sucks up so much of the budget that there was nothing left for any fact-checking, so the ''60 Minutes'' crew rushed on air with a damning National Guard memo conveniently called ''CYA'' that Bush's commanding officer had written to himself 32 years ago. ''This was too hot not to push,'' one producer told the American Spectator. Hundreds of living Swiftvets who've signed affidavits and are prepared to testify on camera -- that's way too cold to push; we'd want to fact-check that one thoroughly, till, say, midway through John Kerry's second term. But a handful of memos by one dead guy slipped to us by a Kerry campaign operative -- that meets ''basic standards'' and we gotta get it out there right away."
"...White House officials subsequently admitted they lacked adequate evidence to believe that was true..."
Mebbe. At the time. But now we know. It WAS true. No matter?
Some ass needed to be kicked.
Who better than Saddam?
That's the truth, and most Americans know it.