Thursday, November 17, 2005

More Sully Nonsense

Today Sully is siding with Instacracker (what a shock!) in the debate between Kevin Drum and the lobotomized perfesser at a third rate law school. Toward the end of the piece linked to, Sully explains to us that he is very angry with Bush, but that he supports him as commander in chief. Oh, and that he found the Senate vote yesterday "repellent."

One has to assume that he is referring to the amendment that called for an Iraq timetable.
Here is what candidate Shrub had to say about that issue (6/05/99)-
"I think it's also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.

Now, Shrubby says (6/24/2005)-
"It doesn't make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, you're you're conceding too much to the enemy.

Amazing how Sully parrots Bush's 2005 line while completely ignoring what was said back in 1999. For Andrew Sullivan loving Bushie means never having to say you made a mistake by supporting the war.

But back to the point. Good old Sully says that he never got the impression that before the war nukes were at the heart of Bush's argument. Huh?? What fucking planet was Andy living on? Does he not recall the aluminum tubes? Or how about the mushroom cloud invoked by Condi Rice?

Andrew also admonishes to "leave all the mind reading out of it." I'm sorry Andy, old chum, but it's not mind reading we are doing or advocating. We are asking for a full and honest accounting of the lies and the distortions made by your Preznit and his ventriloquist (Big Dick) in their run up to the Iraq holiday. You can tut-tut all you want about how the intelligence was faulty or whatever other means you have to avoid facing the truth of the matter. Bushie and his boys selectively used those portions of intelligence reports that supported their own desire to attack Iraq. They withheld those portions that cast doubt on Saddam's threat to the US. Even more, they lied to the American people and led them to believe that somehow Iraq and Saddam were related to 9-11.

This is not about fixating on the past. It is about being honest with the American people and the world. It is about restoring faith in government. It is about teaching our children that lying is wrong (remember, with Clinton the GoOPers told us it wasn't the sex, it was the lying). It is about holding this administration and its enablers accountable. It's too bad that poor Andy can't seem to understand that.


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