Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday political notes

So, apparently the Bush administration is continuing in its quest to discredit its own intelligence sources. (There's a joke in there somewhere.) Though our own intelligence estimate--produced in 2005, mind you--has revealed the findings that Iran stopped development of nuclear weapons four years ago, we are supposed to fear them because they have the knowledge. Yes, we should be afraid of this because it's not as if any yahoo with a library card or an internet connection couldn't drum up the knowledge (that's the word a hoarse-voiced Bush actually used in the news conference today).

At some point, the bullshit meter has to break, doesn't it?


Huckabee. Huckabee?

This is the same guy who freaked out me and a lot of my friends in Arkansas. This is the same guy who was responsible for freaking out people who were already used to screwed up state politics. Good on him for losing all that weight, but you'll never convince me that he gained any real knowledge or wisdom.

Then again, it's not as if anyone among the Republican candidates has done much to warrant my respect.