March 22, 2004

By now you may know about Dick Clarke's (no, not that Dick Clark) allegations that GWB's posse ignored al-Qaeda threats pre-attacks and deliberately steered things towards Iraq post-attacks. What I find most surprising about this whole thing is the reaction from Condoleeza Rice (representing the White House). To quote:
"Dick Clarke just does not know what he is talking about. He wasn't involved in most of the meetings of the administration."

Pardon? Why was the chief counterterrorism counsultant not involved after a major terrorist attack? It's hard to believe that Dick Clarke would run away from a chance to up his status... Is this another case of only listening to people who are already parroting your own words?

Image courtesy of Beet Cafe and Verne. Awwwww man.

Posted on March 22, 2004 01:02 PM


Posted by: michele on March 22, 2004 01:03 PM

Damn, you're fast. I hadn't even had a chance to remove the duplicate entry that w.bloggar barfed up. Ten seconds from post to comment. A new record!

Posted by: Jacob on March 22, 2004 01:05 PM

beep beep! i am too fast for you, wily jacob!

Posted by: michele on March 22, 2004 01:40 PM

If you are going to use the image of Verne's jiving feet(Rockford, Illinois' biggest Music fan), you could at least give a link back to his story...

Posted by: patrick on March 22, 2004 07:58 PM

Sorry about that. I'd like to make the excuse that I was in a hurry and that I normally give credit, but.... It's not really true.
When I do these random images, I'm going for an internet-as-stream-of-consciousness sort of thing. I google for one of the words in the post and pick the most interesting thing that comes back.

It's not much of an excuse, I know, which leads me to the edit I'm about to make...

Posted by: Jacob on March 22, 2004 10:09 PM

Jacob: Thanks a lot for the credit and the link. Verne would be proud...

Posted by: Patrick on March 23, 2004 10:20 PM