Posts Tagged ‘Crooks and Liars’

Dick Cheney is nuts

Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is reporting that in the wake of the Straits of Hormuz incident, Vice President Dick Cheney is reported to have attended a meeting in which various strategies were discussed about how an incident could be fabricated that would allow the push to war with Iran.

From Think Progress

HERSH:There was a meeting. Among the items considered and rejected — which is why the New Yorker did not publish it, on grounds that it wasn’t accepted — one of the items was why not…

There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up. Might cost some lives.

And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.

But that was rejected

Thank God for that. What are these people, frackin’ nuts. Have they learned nothing from Iraq debacle. The reason the public (who were never that much for the war) turned against it was the tissue of lies that came out following the various scandals – particularly the one where we didn’t actually find any weapons of mass destruction and Saddam wasn’t actually trying to obtain Yellow cake.

Abu Ghraib didn’t help much either.

Hersh apparently argues that the lesson the Bush administration has learnt is that if the incident “looks right” then the American public will support it.

Jesus H Christ, but we live in dangerous times friends. Still, not long till November