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Monday, August 09, 2004

Insidious Traitors

Even though I'm a tranquil guy now at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious, of traitors.
- George H.W. Poppy Read My Lips 41 Bush, in a speech at the CIA in 1999.

Well, Poppy, your idiot son's White House is crawling with insidious traitors. Not only have they failed to out the scumbag who outed Valerie Plame last year. In their attempt to steal the thunder, such as it was, from the Democratic Convention, by screaming orange wolf all over the place, they disclosed the name of a Pakistani double agent who had moled his way into al Qaeda.

I've been reading blog reports on this for several days. The story is finally hitting the mainstream media, being currently the lead story on the CNN web site.

Some, I'm sure, will say that it was just a mistake. Many others are already saying that this was crass politics, that the Bushies are willing to sabotage any part of their beloved "war on terror" in order to win the election. Certainly there's plenty of truth in that. But I go even farther. Al Qaeda serves Bush's purposes. Anything which might actually threaten the very existence of al Qaeda also threatens the Bushies' excuse for supporting and installing repressive governments around the world which aid in their quest to control the world's resources. Bush has nothing to run on if al Qaeda is actually destroyed. And Osama loses his best recruiter if Bush is defeated. These guys need each other.