Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bad News for Democrats

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it looks like Harry Whittington, the victim of an old geezer with a gun Dick Cheney and the NRA who supports old geezers to have guns, will fully recover from the injuries suffered from his attacker.

The gleeful prospect of Whittington dying which would put the Vice President in deep legal trouble was only a fleeting hope for those who have been grasping for any scandal to bring down the Bush administration. Maybe President Bush himself will go hunting and shoot a dissenter of his own. Knowing Bush, he'll learn by Cheney's mistakes and take his "friends" fishing instead. One can only hope.

Meanwhile, tapes that showed Saddam Hussein discussing means to bring WMD's to America and methods to deploy them still remain a non-issue in the Main Stream Media. More on this lack of development later...if I can find the information.


At 6:49 AM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

Maybe it because the tapes actually show that he didn't have the weapons and was merely ruminating about them. He was pining for the days when America was his friend and supplied him with all weapons component he could ever dream of.

The tapes were made over an undetermined period of time after 1991 and contain no new info. Everyone knows that he tried to hide weapons components in the aftermath of the war. No one disagreed with the fact that he wanted to have weapons with which he could threaten the world. These tapes are old news.

"We shouldn’t be surprised to see a car bomb with nuclear [material] explode [in] Washington, either germ or chemical," Saddam tells aides. "So this is coming,” Saddam says on the tapes, “but not from Iraq," he adds, seeming to indicate that Iraq would not be the source of any such attack.
An unidentified Saddam aide replies that biological weapons are easy to construct: “… any biologist can make it in water tank and kill 100,000 person … so you can’t accuse a country, one person can do it. One American person can do it in a house, next to the White House.”
“What the tapes show is that between the first gulf war and the second gulf war, Saddam Hussein had not lost his appetite for, or interest in, weapons of mass destruction,” says Gary Milhollin of the Wisconsin Project, an advocacy group working to slow the spread of weapons of mass destruction. “To the contrary, he was almost obsessed by them.’’
“It certainly shows that he was trying to deceive the U.N., but it doesn't show that he actually had weapons in his possession at the time of the invasion,” says Bill Harlow, a former CIA spokesman and an NBC News analyst.

At 6:53 AM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

Sorry to point out your hypocrisy, but your assertion that shrubco critics want Cheney's innocent victim to die is a fallacy and therefore quite illogical. Maybe that kind of stupidity should be kept underground.

You have just shown yourself to be that which you decry, a sophist offering rhetoric to popularize your fallacy as truth.

At 2:07 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


Actually, I wasn't using the tapes as proof of WMD's, I was using the tapes to show that the MSM does not focus on this issue; they want to cut down Bush.

As to my being sophisticated and hypocritical...I was being absurd to point out an absurdity. I thought I did a good job.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

Here is why the story isn't getting play.

It's old news, had been made public years ago and ABC did a bad job of presenting it. They left out context trying to spin it pro-shrubco. No one is biting...or that ship has sailed.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


Very interesting. I'm wondering if there is more to this than Kamal's testimony. This is a lead, no doubt, but a proper inductive approach would need corroborating evidence and testimony. Is there more?


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