Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Finally...An Actual [by which I, of course, mean merely potential...] Iraq-al Qaeda Link In An Act Of Terrorism In The U.S.?

Well, after years of lying about Iran's Iraq's links to 9/11, Bush may finally be on his way to being right about an Iraq-al Qaeda link in connection to an attack on the U.S.

The problem for Bush is that this team-up didn't cause us to invade Iraq; rather, it seems to have been enabled and caused by our invasion.

CNN.com reports that, according to a government intelligence report, al Qaeda may be planning to use operatives from Iran Iraq in an attack on the U.S.

As if another nail were needed in this coffin, here's yet another one for Bush's claim that the invasion of Iraq made us safer by hitting al Qaeda. Instead--just as opponents of the invasion predicted--it actually strengthened al Qaeda (both by taking the pressure off them in Afghanistan and by acting as a recruiting advertisement), gave them a training ground, and weakened the U.S. If al Qaeda now uses its new Iraqi assets directly in an attack inside the U.S. one would think that even this administration will no longer be able lie its way out of the political consequences.

[Note: JQ tells me she's already heard administration operatives trying to argue that this vindicates them, because it proves an Iraq-al Qaeda link...presumably hoping that people will infer that al Qaeda was in Iraq all along. Lying bastards.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republican party & Al Qaqda continue to work hand-in-hand to keep each other in the terror/money laundering business. When will the people wake-up to this ?

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

Wait, the subject talks about an Iraq-Al Qaeda link,

then you say "after years of lying about Iran's link to 9/11"

then you say "Bush may finally be on his way to being right about an Iraq-al Qaeda link"

then you say "al Qaeda may be planning to use operatives from Iran in an attack on the U.S."

I'm guessing all of those were supposed to be references to Iraq, and none to Iran.

5:37 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

But all that aside,

It's pretty bad 'cause you know it's not going to be viewed in your (the correct) way. It's going to be viewed as:

"Omg..he was right..they've been conspiring all along!!!! WE'RE SO LUCKY HE DECLARED WAR!!! If we hadn't been in Iraq, they'd be doing this without our military intervention!"

Because the way they weasel their ways out of things is via this method:

1) If the consequence of our action is bad, inform the public about how much worse it would've been if we hadn't acted.

2) If the consequence of our action is good, show that we did the right thing and that lends credence to everything else we do.

Given this patter, I postulate this third option, a corollary:

1a) If the consequence of our action is both bad and makes our former lie into a reality, inform the public about how much worse it would've been if we hadn't acted.

I believe this will fall under the 1a category.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Two typos--all should be 'Iraq', not Iran. Shouldn't be hard to figure out...

Don't blog tired...don't blog tired...

7:02 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Mystic, I think you've got the GOP basically figured out on this one.

7:07 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

Yup, looks like JQ has already seen it in action.

How pathetic. If news media did their JOBS, maybe this crap wouldn't WORK.

Or you know, maybe if politicians did their jobs..or ANYONE. It's SO frustrating to see all these people with valuable influence (congress) or media time (reporters) and none of them are able to show simple points like these to the masses.

The news should broadcast the argument for impeachment 24/7 for a month, letting anyone call in and letting anyone challenge it, and composing a talkorigins-esque list of the attempted refutations of the argument for impeachment and why each fails.

After a month, we should have a pretty exhaustive list of argumentation, leaving nothing for Congress to do but read it and go "Well, guess there's no way around it" and impeach the bastards.

But you know, no one ever tries to do anything useful with TV.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mystic, the problem of course is that the news media view their job as reinforcement of the conventional wisdom - as in, "Don't challenge your audience, or they'll turn you off."

Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable? How quaint.

7:39 PM  

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