Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Iraq situation = Vietnam? Not so fast as it's looking more like Iran-Contra....

According to Bob Woodward, the Bush administration conducted a deliberate circumvention of Congress to divert $700 million into a secret war plan. In addition, he states that on "Saturday, Jan. 11, with the president's permission, Cheney and Rumsfeld call Bandar to Cheney's West Wing office, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Myers, is there with a top-secret map of the war plan. And it says, 'Top secret. No foreign.' No foreign means no foreigners are supposed to see this.... They describe in detail the war plan for Bandar." Finally, the Saudis insinuate that they will get the price of oil down in hopes of influencing a U.S. presidential election.

As always, I have to apply the well-worn Clinton litmus test: what would the Republicans be doing right now if all of this was known and Clinton was in office? If they took him to the impeachment mat over lying about oral sex, you have to believe Bill would be toast at this point, no?? Gads, just outrageous.

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