First, let me say that I do not, under any circumstances, care one whit about Armstrong Williams, and that is the last time his name will darken my blog.
Second, the hide-and-go-seek for Weapons of Mass Destruction has been officially called off, and the always risible Scott McClellan sez:
"And now what is important is that we need to go back and look at what was wrong with much of the intelligence that we had accumulated over a 12-year period and that our allies had accumulated over that same period of time and correct any flaws."Of course those among us who have not yet been lobotomized by the last 4 years will recall that "what was wrong" was that the White House pressured CIA analysts to come up with acceptable intelligence that could be warped to fit its agenda of raw aggression, and then stovepiped it to Dick Cheney for final approval.
Third, I've been in the Induction phase of the Atkins Diet that I swore I would die before doing, and I haven't had a drink for two weeks, and Christ, could I use one when I sit down to write about all this.
Fourth, Bush's ronin are preparing to drown that mother in the bathtub, taking kids and veterans down the drain with it. The man is not human, though he plays one on TV.
Finally, and most seriously, a big thank you to Kevin Hayden over at The American Street for finding something he liked in my ravings and giving them a home at his site. I am joining a stellar team of writers and journalists there as a regular contributer, and feel pretty damned overmatched, but I promise to work hard, keep my nose clean, and maybe I can grow up to be like them one day.