Wednesday, June 21, 2006

slam dunk

* rimone asks:
"re tenet's Slam Dunk: "Doesn't dispute it. Just doesn't remember it."

shouldn't he have begun not remembering it when corporate media and a lot of us began to talk about it?"
good point. according to wiki, Tenet has previously "refused to confirm that he said this" - and he's also previously said that he'll explain the context in his new book - due Oct, I believe. Suskind just blew Tenet's book hook outta the water. (FWIW, i dont think the 'slam dunk' comment entered the public domain till april 2004 - 18 months after it was purportedly uttered (and since then i've believed that the story was made up outta cloth anyway))

* ftr - i dont quite understand why two soldiers get kidnapped and murdered that it's such a big deal. twoamerican soldiers have been killed 1250 times so far in this stupid war.

* omg. we found the 20th hijacker! dead, to boot, plus video. sweet:
"Screeching car tires and gunfire are heard as the terror cell moved from building to building. A voice in Arabic can be heard saying: "Where are the Americans? ... Give me the information.""

* todays reason to be thankful: i'm not Blinky's food-taster

6 comments:

rimone said...

holy shit--i made a good point? *proud*

i actually was fearful of posting that, making myself look more of an idiot. then i had my first drink/smoke.

anyway, the first time i read that 'slam dunk' comment, my gut feeling told me 'this is the language that smirkey understands.'

Kathleen said...

Actually, Tenet was correct when he said 'slam dunk". If you heard General Janice Karpinski's presentation, televised on C-Span(can't remember to which group she was speaking) shortly after the Abu Ghraib scandal hit the fan, she said there was no resisitance to the US Army as it invaded Iraq, but that after the photos of Saddam's two dead sons were shown on T.V. the insurgency began.

Das Bush didn't learn a thing because showing the photos of Zarkawi, dead, is likely to have the same effect. I think Busholini wants an excuse to stay there until we can foment a war with Iran and Syria. I don't think they ever intend to leave Iraq.

On his recent Bop-In to the Green Zone, within days, Maliki requested that the UN Security Council extend the authorization for the US Military to stay in Iraq for another 6 months. Given the reports of the Iraqi Gov't requesting us to withdraw, I'd say the Bop-In to the Green Zone was for some serious arm twisting. If we had been asked to withdraw before the Nov elections, how embarrassing would that be? Small detail its other people's children getting beheaded.

If Dems wanted to put some teeth in their resolution to withdraw the troops from Iraq, they should stand for the UN Security Council not giving any more extensions for US Military presence in Iraq and instead, for sending in UN Peacekeepers and Civilian Technicians. That would be helping to establish Democracy in Iraq.

rimone said...

Kathleen: 'Das Bush didn't learn a thing because showing the photos of Zarkawi, dead, is likely to have the same effect.

i've thought on this already; their refusal to think of unintended consequences in their moronic pursuit for more glory, just amazes me.

I'd say the Bop-In to the Green Zone was for some serious arm twisting.'

yup, makes sense especially in light of the 5-minute warning Maliki got.

Don said...

i've thought on this already; their refusal to think of unintended consequences in their moronic pursuit for more glory, just amazes me.

I think they're perfectly aware of any 'unintended' consequences. They just don't care or, worse, they're looking for it. If the insurgency dies, so too does their reason to hang around.

Kinda makes you wonder about the resurgence of the Taliban in nation on the eastern Iranian border. How many of these guys were on the CIA payroll fighting the Soviets?

lukery said...

as josh said yesterday - Bush's only plan is to hand-off the problem to the 44th president in 2009.

Kathleen said...

And maybe he just wants us to think there will be the "next' election and a new president.

Suppose this year's October Surprise is they agree with Dems, those damned voting machines don't work, so lets just skip on over to Martial Law, and skip all that voting mess. They'll notify us when the machinery is fixed.

Meanwhile, back in the Beltway, Iraq may not be the only place they don't want to withdraw from.