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Sunday, July 27, 2003

Murky and Smirky
Using your earlier screw-ups to explain your more recent ones:

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, defending the Bush administration's justification of the Iraq war, said today that intelligence on terrorism is by its nature "murky," and that the United States may have little choice in the future but to "act on the basis of murky intelligence" if terror attacks are to be prevented. (NY Times)

Gee, you'd almost think they let 9/11 happen so they could sell war in Iraq!

Funny thing is, Murky, that back in October Smirky said this:

Knowing these realities, America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. -- President Bush, Cincinnati, October 7, 2002

From the Encarta online dictionary, one of the definitions of "murky" is:

obscure: unclear and difficult to understand.

So even Murky (Wolfowitz) is calling Smirky (Bush) a liar. That makes it unanimous! Bush says clear, Wolfie says murky. Why didn't we call the whole thing off?