Monday, April 30, 2007

Tony Snow Begins Lying Again On First Day Back

Via Think Progress comes the story that Tony Snow denies the administration ever tried to link Saddam Hussein and 9/11. Don't believe your lying ears, or memory banks people. Apparently, we are too stupid to google up the multiple accounts. Most of the time it was half subtle. Bush would just say Iraq or Saddam and 9/11 in the same sentence. Cheney of course was more brazen. I am planning on booking a tour to the place in Prague where Atta met the Iraqi intelligence agent. Maybe I should call Dick up and have him tell me where the meeting took place, so my trip will be historically accurate.

Think Progress dug up one of the glaring Bush quotes about Iraq and Al Qaida, from his 2002 State of the Union Speech.

We know that Iraq and the Al Qaida terrorist network share a common enemy: the United States of America. We know that Iraq and Al Qaida have had high-level contacts that go back a decade.

Along the same lines, there is a pet peeve that drives me crazy. Why can't the media call people who lie, liars? It is uncivil true. It also is accurate when people are not telling the truth to call them liars. A week or so before the Gonzales hearing, the NY Times did an article where they apparently ran through a thesaurus to come up with a whole bunch of ways to call Alberto Gonzales a liar without using that word. Conflicts, doesn't appear to be accurate, etc...

He lied. Perhaps politicians would lie less if they were called liars for doing so. It's just a thought.