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Hey, Look Over There! Bad Guys! Let's Get 'Em!

In another of BushCo's painfully obvious Friday Night News Dumps — the time when they just happen to drop their most heinous bombs on a public running off for the weekend while journalists rush to meet weekend deadlines — it seems they have found a way to kill several birds with a dearly wished for rock. This particular BushCo noctural emission is headlined "Bush Calls for U.N. Action Against Syria".

This is something that's been in the planning stages for a long time now, and it seems the fruit has finally ripened just in time for the Amazing BushCo prestidigitators to work their distracto-magic to get us all to look away from the jillion scandals blossoming in the fields they've sown since being annointed our Dear Leader. Yep, it seems only a year ago that I posted this quote from an msnbc article about inventing an excuse to go after Syria:

Even hard-liners acknowledge that given the U.S. military commitment in Iraq, a U.S. attack on either country [Syria and Iran] would be an unlikely last resort; covert action of some kind is the favored route for Washington hard-liners who want regime change in Damascus and Tehran.


Well, hard as it is to imagine BushCo carefully plotting the overthrow of sovereign nations, lying through their teeth, implementing political assassination (aka "lethal covert operations" aka "extrajudicial killings") as official policy, then doctoring reports and fabricating evidence to conveniently blame their intended victim they've been yearning to attack — I think I'll just rush past everybody and jump to such a conclusion before the evidence comes in to confirm it a few years later.

What's that expression? "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, it's probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. It fool me. We can't get fooled again."

If you're in the mood for some good dark humor check out some of the quotes in the original AP story — they're a hoot!
  • "Accountability is going to be very important for the international community." — Condi Rice

  • Syria must "fully understand" that it must not intervene in Lebanon and must respect its sovereignty, Rice said at a joint news conference.

  • The council "will have no real credibility if it does not take seriously the implications of this report," Rice said.

  • In a similar vein, Straw said the council must show the international community that "it is standing up for justice."

  • "We would like to see those responsible for this crime and others in Lebanon brought to justice," Assistant Secretary of State C. David Welch said in Washington.

  • Although Rice has refused to rule out military action against Syria, the Bush administration stressed that it has no plans for military intervention.

  • "We are seeking a diplomatic solution to this problem," State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said Friday.