Tuesday, August 29, 2006

how many of the ten commandments are laws?

* via holden:
"Asked if the U.S. should be a secular country, (Katherine )Harris said: "I think that our laws, I mean, I look at how the law originated, even from Moses, the 10 Commandments. And I don't believe, that uh . .. That's how all of our laws originated in the United States, period. I think that's the basis of our rule of law.""
i'm amazed that people spout this nonsense. even kathy harris. here's a question for ya: how many of the ten commandments are laws?

* wapo:
"Armitage's involvement in the matter does not fit neatly into the assertions of Bush administration critics that Plame's employment was disclosed as part of a White House conspiracy to besmirch Wilson by suggesting his Niger trip stemmed from nepotism at the CIA. Wilson and Plame have sued top administration officials, alleging that the leak was meant as retaliation.


"Just because Armitage did this on his own, earlier, doesn't mean that there wasn't a White House conspiracy to 'out' Valerie [Plame] Wilson. We don't think it affects the case," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the group pressing the lawsuit."

* corn:
'White House defenders are chortling. For some reason, they believe that the news from HUBRIS that Richard Armitage was the original leaker means there was nothing to the CIA leak case."

* ron has details of an armitage speech april 30, 2003. armitage:
"I want to be clear here today that I am extraordinarily confident that Iraq had those (WMD) capabilities. Rarely have the intelligence agencies of this country and our allies been so unified on any subject. Now, I know there are those, probably in this audience, that think because we have found little so far, that there's nothing to find. But I'd like to suggest to you a more frightening reality, and that is that it is far too easy to hide and to move these capabilities, and far too difficult to find them, especially in the face of a determined and practiced effort to conceal them. And the regime of Saddam Hussein was nothing if not practiced. They had years of close scrutiny in which to learn how to deceive inspectors. And then they had four unfettered years to do as they pleased.

What emerged was a well-developed and sophisticated strategy of dispersal. For example, Secretary Powell told the United Nations Security Council on February 5th, "We know that Iraq has embedded key portions of its illicit chemical weapons infrastructure within its legitimate civilian industry." And as for Iraq's biological weapons program, Secretary Powell pointed out that multiple sources have told us of mobile facilities built while UNSCOM inspectors were actually in Iraq and designed especially and only to avoid detection."


oldschool said...

I'm thinking that all of the Commandments are pretty much laws...

1. I am the President thy Ruler, and thous shalt have no Leader before Me.

2. Thou shalt not make graven images of the President. No cartoons or caricatures either.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of thy Ruler in vain; for the President will not hold him guiltless and will Guantanamize his ass.

4. Keep the election day holy by any and all means necessary.

5. Honor thy father and mother for they are the source of inheritances and trust funds.

6. Thou shalt not kill without calling it a Global War of some sort.

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery with interns.

8. Thou shalt not steal without first having made appropriate campaign contributions.

9. Thous shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, unless it be done anomymously.

10. Thou shalt not covet - just take it.

It's good to be the party of God.

lukery said...

funny. fp'd

LeeB said...

AMEN! I'm doing my bit to get it spread all over Christiandom (including the link, of course). :-)