Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oi! The chutzpah!


Meanwhile, McClellan has come under criticism for what some say is speaking out too late. Former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke said McClellan should have shared his beliefs while at the White House.

Richard Clarke: “Most Americans figured out a long time ago that the war in Iraq was sold to them as a bill of goods through the Bush propaganda machine. So thank you, Scott, for telling us a blinding flash of the obvious. It wasn’t obvious in 2004, however. And when I said it in 2004, McClellan was part of the White House machine that attacked me for criticizing the Bush Administration and criticizing the war in Iraq."

Hang on a second. Wasn't Richard Clark Bill Clinton's 'counter terrorism advisor'? That's not so long ago. It makes me want to inform him that many people realised decades ago, that a 'war on terror' was a sham. So when Richard Clarke blows his own trumpet for having said in 2004 (why not in 2001 on Afghanistan?), that the war on Iraq was a piece of propaganda, he is in fact even more hypocritical than Scott McClellan, since he hasn't come out and done a mea culpa (however truthful) about his own participation in state propaganda. Clarke did apologise after retirement to the victims of the Twin Towers attacks and their families for not doing enough to prevent the attacks. A little too late, perhaps?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

No attack on Iran says Bush mouthpiece


The Jerusalem Post based its article on a report on Israel Army Radio, which cited a senior official in Israel. The official was quoted as saying that only the hesitancy of Mr. Bush’s secretaries of state and defense, Condoleezza Rice and Mr. Gates, stood in the way of an attack.

“An article in today’s Jerusalem Post about the President’s position on Iran that quotes unnamed sources — quoting unnamed sources — is not worth the paper it’s written on,” the White House press secretary, Dana M. Perino, said in a statement.

Watch this space.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Blair almost anihilated

Blair spokesman Matthew Doyle, who was also on board, said Blair and others were unaware of the drama unfolding around them and only found out about it all when fielding calls from reporters.

What a pity. I would have loved the mental image of Lord Blair of Kut-al Amara (to quote Robert Fisk) wetting his underwear. Very imature, I know!