MSNBC - Militants claim to have missing explosives
I wasn't going to discuss this, but it's just too much.
As my Dad always said: way to go, ace.
You know, it's not that he's not bright. We've had plenty of not-bright presidents that didn't get us into this kind of trouble. It's the devilish combination of not being too bright, of surrounding yourself with highly intelligent people but ignoring them at every turn, and never, ever admitting you've taken a wrong turn. Not even if you were on I-80 on your way to Omaha and you wind up in a ditch in Compton.
And even if these guys (linked above) don't have the explosives, somebody does. And even if they were taken, as the Repubs have claimed, before American forces could have secured them (funny, since all sources I'm finding say they still had their "discard if tampered with" seal on them well into last spring) they ARE STILL GONE.
And what does the vigilant Commander In Cheif have to say about this:
Bush, in Pennsylvania, said, “I want to remind the American people that if Senator Kerry had his way ... Saddam Hussein would still be in power, he would control all those weapons and explosives” and could have shared them with America’s terrorist enemies.
“For a political candidate to jump to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief,” Bush said.
Uh, ok . . . those weapons were there for approximately 10 years and Saddam didn't "share them" with our terrorist enemies because as we have learned, and as everyone should know by now, Saddam didn't share nuthin with our terrorist enemies because he was a selfish despot.
And um, while we're talking about political candidates jumping to conclusions without knowing the facts . . . ah, nevermind. we've all heard that one before.
As Jeff commented before, and I am inclined to agree, the CIA can only take so many fingers erroneously pointed at them before they unveil damaging information. I do believe they have more in store that will probably come out after Bush is out of office.
Strange things are happening. The Sox swept the series. A lunar eclipse. Good signs, my friends.