Sunday, November 25, 2007

Killer Drones

The previous post reminded me of this story from deep in the memory hole. The passing of time has done two things: made it clear just how capable this administration was of a grand deception, and made it too easy to forget how brazen and outrageous that deception was. It's beyond me why other nations might want to develop the only real deterrent to this madness. Stay angry.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deception is childs play when the target's desperately want to be decieved.

I realize that story sounds idiotic today, but people pointed out how idiotic the idea was at the time. No one wanted to listen.

In the end, it's yet another example of the craveness of Colin Powell who did know better.

11/25/2007 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lost all respect for Colin Powell while he was in the Administration. And any book he should come out with now, is too little, too late. He could have been a man and stepped down, rather than be a patsy of the Bushies and take this country to war. He didn't.

11/25/2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger blogarillo said...

I'm surprised Faux hasn't scrubbed that highly-discredited rubbish from their website (to make room for all the new rubbish).

11/25/2007 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Kilfarsnar said...

I remember that line very well. I thought it was ridiculous at the time and used it as an example of how unbelievable the whole justification was.

11/26/2007 1:57 PM  
Blogger LFC said...

Remember, the whole run-up to the war was light on facts, heavy on fear. All they wanted to do was to flood people with rumors. With all those rumors coming at us a mile a minute, some of them MUST be true, right?

11/26/2007 2:15 PM  
Anonymous gypsy howell said...

It's still beyond me how anyone could have believed any of it even while it was happening. It was so transparently obvious at the time that they were lying to us about all of it.

What made you believe?

11/26/2007 7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What made you believe?

For what it's worth, it was the shoddiness of the administration's disinfo campaign -- of which this drone story is only ONE of the most egregious examples -- that got me off the fence and against the war. I figured that a government that couldn't even lie well wouldn't be able to fight a war well. This is why all the special pleading that's come since, about how the war was a good idea ruined by Bush's incompetence, rings so false. It was always clear that this regime is incompetent.
-- sglover

11/26/2007 11:32 PM  
Anonymous George said...

Yeah, but IRAN! There's the REAL Danger! They are going to have THE BOMB in less than 37 days!

11/26/2007 11:57 PM  
Blogger LFC said...

What made you believe?

Nothing. I was against the war from the start. I felt we needed to finish up business in Afghanistan.

Of course if you look at Bush's entire life history, finishing up is not his strong suit. He left behind multiple business messes and a gaping budget deficit in TX. Why would we expect him to do any more in his latest position?

11/27/2007 5:03 PM  
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