Tuesday, April 13, 2004
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney Holding Hands
Since we've been talking about testifying before the 9/11 Commission this week, we should probably note that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney will be testifying before the panel - not only in private, which is to be expected, but together. Yes, that's right - Bush is such a hopeless case that he has to have his vice president sit in while the Commission ask questions. I mean, can you imagine what it would be like to watch Bush go, alone, through what Condi Rice went through last week? It would be brutal. It's absolutely no wonder that he doesn't want to testify by himself - because it would simply prove that he doesn't know jack shit about what's been going on in his own administration. See, Bush likes to delegate. That means he sits on his ass - mostly in Crawford, or Kennebunkport, or at Camp David - while his team of happy bureaucrats get busy at their jobs. Or don't get busy at their jobs, if Condoleezza Rice's testimony is anything to go by. Actually, making Bush testify alone before the 9/11 Commission would probably count as a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Thank goodness Uncle Dick will be there to hold his hand - I'm sure the Commission would hate to see a grown man cry."
Sunday, April 11, 2004
WSJ.com - White House Releases Aug. 2001 al-Qaeda Briefing: "President Bush was told more than a month before the Sept. 11 attacks that al-Qaeda had reached America's shores, had a support system in place for its operatives and that the FBI had detected suspicious activity that might involve a hijacking plot."