Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Pay No Attention To The Mushroom Cloud Behind The Curtain

Colin Powell, dutiful soldier that he is, assured everyone on Meet the Press, that the explosion and cloud seen over North Korea, was caused by a forest fire. Hmmmm. Well, I'm sure he's right. I'm sure he based his announcement on the latest US intelligence. No, this was not the North Koreans testing a weapon of mass destruction, and if anyone should know, it's a senior Bush administration official. They know from WMD.
I'm sure it was the same team that prepared the Secretary of State for his UN presentation against Iraq, with his tales of weapons stockpiles and mobile laboratories. Of course today in testimony before Congress, Powell said it was unlikely that we will ever find weapons stockpiles in Iraq.
I liked his non-answer when Tim Russert asked the Secretary if he still thought the invasion was a good idea in retrospect. Or more specifically would Powell have recommended going into Iraq had he known that there were no WMD's. Of course he wouldn't, and no one would. But then Powell can't just come right out and say this in the middle of a campaign, both on the ground in Iraq, and for the White House. I'm sure Powell was wishing Zell Miller had been by his side when Russert started with all the questions about Iraq.
I can see it now:
Russert: According to the 9/11 commision,Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks in New York and Washington....

Miller: Why you communist, pinko, spit-ball throwing, terrorist loving, son-of -a- bitch, meet me outside!

It would be funny if it weren't so goddamn sad. Meanwhile, there's that odd shaped cloud looming in our horizon.

3 Comments:

Blogger cheeky monkey said...

It is so sad, and scary. And it could be a very dark cloud ahead (Bush).

But hey, folksy charm and bad English will save the day, so I'm sure N. Korea was just playing with big camp fires. :)
Thanks for linking me

4:03 PM  
Blogger leftyjones said...

Excellent work! I'm a big fan of dripping sarcasm and you had it all right here.
Wish I could say that the story behind your story was as funny.
I think the lesson learned here is that we will pre-emptively attack countries that we think we can kick easy ass and we will twiddle our thumbs over the actual threats....at least until after the election.

2:13 PM  
Blogger ALa said...

...or maybe we will make a stupid deal like Clinton and Madelyn Albright and say "problem solved!"...

10:21 PM  

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