The Talking Lion

Friday, May 13, 2005

The Washington Post is selling us out...

I love the Post. It is my favorite paper. But since 2003 it has consistently and without apology lost its bollocks.

This story was buried, burried, buried on page A18, in the online edition you have to go News -> World -> Middle East -> Iraq before its the top story. In the World online section an article about the fasttrack sainthood of JPII is 7 stories above the article:

British Intelligence Warned Blair of War: Prime Minister Was Told of White House's Resolve to Use Military Against Hussein

This sterile headline is for THE FIRST PRINT ARTICLE that the Post published discussing the meeting of Blair and the head of MI-6 (UK's CIA equivalent) that stated Bush intended to fix the intelligence around policy.

"Military action was now seen as inevitable," said the notes, summarizing a report by Richard Dearlove, then head of MI6, British intelligence, who had just returned from consultations in Washington along with other senior British officials. Dearlove went on, "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD [weapons of mass destruction]. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Am I the only one that thinks this is huge news? HUGE! This memo is the first solid proof that Bush lied to, Bush cheated, and Bush deceived the American people about the Iraq War. He was not -- I REPEAT, WAS NOT -- a victim of bad intelligence, he was the patron!

And this is the coverage? A-fucking-18?

And the article has no shame:

Although critics of the Iraq war have accused Bush and his top aides of misusing what has since been shown as limited intelligence in the prewar period, Bush's critics have been unsuccessful in getting an investigation of that matter.

FUCK YOU. If the liberal saviors of our print press, the New York Times and the Washington Post would do their job and SCREAM shit like this article on the front page where it belongs, it would be a whole fucking lot easier to get shit done about an investigation! ::wheeze gasp::

Sometime scissors-to-the-eyes seems like a vacation from awareness and righteous anger.


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