Wednesday, September 06, 2006

buying the lie

Now that Bush has admitted to having secret CIA prisons, after denying it for so long, why should we trust him when he says
"This program has helped us to take potential mass murderers off the streets before they have a chance to kill," the president said.
the questioning of these detainees has provided critical intelligence information about terrorist activities that has enabled officials to prevent attacks, including with airplanes, within the United States. Other attacks thwarted through intelligence gathered in the program include a planned strike with an explosives-laden water tanker on U.S. Marines at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, an attack with car and motorcycle bombs on the U.S. consulate in Karachi, and a plot to fly passenger planes into London's Heathrow Airport or Canary Wharf, Bush said.
It all sounds good, but were a bit dumb if we buy his good honest Texan act now.
Although I love the sour grapes comment from Sen Kerry,
"Today's shift in policy follows the sad legacy of five years during which this administration abused our Constitution, violated our laws and most importantly failed to make America safe."
As if Clinton didn't before Bush and Kerry wouldn't have done worse in place of Bush. But perhaps the conservatives who have long pointed out Bush's flaws will cease to be vilified as anti-American.

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