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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Lie your way to the top

That's how it works in the Bush administration:
The man who insisted that President Bush make the claim that Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium for nuclear weapons in Africa is poised to assume a top State Department job that would make him the lead US arms negotiator with Iran and North Korea, according to administration officials.

Robert G. Joseph, a special assistant for national security to President Bush until a few months ago, is on the short list to become undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, the nation's senior diplomat in charge of negotiating arms control treaties, said the officials, who spoke on the condition they not be named.
Over at CBS, they fired four people for putting together probably the lamest expose "60 Minutes" ever did. While they apparently didn't carefully check their facts, the resulting program brought almost nothing important to light as far as aWol's AWOL status was concerned. Meanwhile Joseph blatantly lies based on a forgery far cruder than anything "60 Minutes" had, helping to promote a war which is killing hundreds of thousands.

Michelle provides the following definition from the Bush dictionary:
ac·count·able : adj. due for a promotion