13 September 2005

My underlings made me do it!

Colin Powell, that great teller of tall tales, in a recent ABC News interview claims that his false Iraq testimony before the United Nations in 2003 is to be blamed “on some people in the intelligence community” at lower levels. The man might be a liar but let no one say he lacks creativity. You'd think that Shrub, Cheney or Tenet may--just may--have had something to do with this, but now we learn that it's the fault of their pencil-pushing minions. Where is Colonol North when you need him? It's autumn. We need a fall-man! A dissheveled bureaucrat with thick glasses to stand up and say he's actually a ventriloquist and put the words in Powell's mouth while Powell was napping at the U.N.

Lacking an Oliver the Ventriloquist to take the bullet, history has to agree with Powell's own self-assessment that his lie represents "a blot" on his record. (I'm sure if we look hard, we might find more than just one blot, but that's another story.) Powell says that "it was painful." Yes, it was painful to us all. Ridiculous and outlandish . . . and painful.

4 comments:

Osage said...

yeah, i don't know how he can call establishing the so-called "factual" justification for the murder of 100,000 innocent Iraqis and turning a generation of Americans into murderers/torturers a "blot". That's just goes to show their morality. Good post.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Low ranking my ass, that kind of crap is discussed at the senoir level.

Ronald Rington said...

Can't anyone associated with Bush take responsibility for their own actions?

Karlo said...

Actually, Bush amazed me today when he apologized for his failures in the wake of Katrina. I was under the impression that compassionate conservatism meant never having to say your sorry.