Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Shell Game

After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still alive," Osama himself decided to send George Bush a letter in his own handwriting to let him know he was still in the game.

Bush opened the letter and it contained a single line of coded message: 370H-SSV-0773H Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice. Condi and her aides had not a clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could solve it at the FBI so it went to the CIA, then to MI6 and Mossad. Eventually they asked Australian Intelligence (ASIO) for help. Within a minute ASIO emailed the White House with this reply:

"Tell the President he's holding the message upside down"

The "long delayed" National Intelligence Estimate was, in truth, not delayed at all but was finished and given to the Bush Administration back in January of 2007. If there was any delay it was to keep it from the public while Cheney and his cohorts desperately tried to change it in order to match their own vision concerning Iran. The newly released NIE findings included a report that Iran had suspended it's nuclear weapons program in 2003 probably to avoid sanctions by the UN. As late as 6 weeks ago you may remember the president was again going public with his extreme fear tactics and relating the Iranian nuclear weapons program to a possible World War Three which now we know to be false.
Once again the clown (Bush) and the grim reaper (Cheney) have their way with the sheep (American Public), are exposed, and continue down their merry path of destruction of the Republic and the Empire.
I have often said that it would make great comedy if it were not so sad, so much worse than Nixon, so much deadlier than anything we have seen since. Most tragic comedy has some redeeming characteristic. This certainly does not.