PIECE OF SHIT OF THE WEEK
Via Pam Spaulding at Pandagon, I give you this week’s titular turd. This particular glob of animated excrement is usually eclipsed by the sheer audacity (and superior grasp of English) of his vast hordes of handlers, sycophants, enablers, and minions. He distinguished himself on Thursday by going back to the same bag of fear-mongering falsity from which his administration purchased the necessary political capital to invade and occupy Iraq:
The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq are the ones who attacked us on Sept. 11.
Read Pam’s whole post; she’s got a lot more.
For you, dear reader, I also have more. I offer to you a bonus piece of shit whose name is Tony Snow. Now Mr. Snow is no simpleton like his putative boss, but he is a well-practiced blatherer of right-wing horse putty (before becoming Chimpie’s mouthpiece, he honed his craft during a stint at Fox News). So while his utterance from Thursday is no surprise, I think it catches Dubya’s vile vibe so well that it should be flushed at the same seating.
To walk out of Iraq right now would plant a seed that ultimately would lead to destabilization there, hundreds of thousands of deaths, loss of our influence in the region, would create instability throughout the Middle East throughout East Asia, throughout Europe. And sooner or later it would come to our shores, to a shopping mall near you.
Think Progress has the whole sordid story, along with video evidence and factual rebuttal. Don’t try to hide from it, because this is your republic in action.