Tue
Jul 17 2007
12:47 pm

Bush just trotted out one of his Stepford Aides to give a press briefing on Homeland Security the growing threat of al-Qaida in Iraq.

Fran Townsend, Bush's Homeland Security Advisor, gave a robotic reading from declassified portions of a National Intelligence Estimate that was long on rhetoric but short on intelligence.

The bottom line is that al-Qaida is stronger in Iraq because our invasion of Iraq has weakened them, or something. It was mostly incoherent, except that we must stay in Iraq to keep us safe here.

Townsend also reiterated the alleged "link" between al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks, and asserted that because al-Qaida is now in Iraq they have access to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons, and they will not hesitate to use them against us.

Here's the AP report.

(*Oh, and in case you didn't get the headline joke... although it's not really a laughing matter.)

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metulj's picture

My father, who was one of

My father, who was one of those guys in the military who wasn't allowed to talk about what he did while in the military*, always wondered why they call it "intelligence gathering" and not "information gathering" as rarely was any action in response to the information very intelligent.

*He pointed antennas at Yugoslavia and listened to their Air Force transport sausages to this place, washing machines to that place, and, most importantly, prostitutes to Belgrade -- all in the name of freedom.

True happiness is knowing you are a hypocrite. -- Ivor Cutler

bizgrrl's picture

The message, as always: Be

The message, as always: Be very afraid. And don’t question the president.

They are crying wolf too frequently and now are unbelievable. If they believe what they say, are they prepared or is this all just hyperbole?

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