Friday, January 27, 2006

What? More Dung?

The Bushies in the blogosphere are making much to-do over an article in the New York Sun (a paper that makes the New York Post look responsible, and which was created expressly for the purpose right-wing propaganda). The article says:

The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed. The Iraqi general, Georges Sada, makes the charges in a new book, "Saddam's Secrets," released this week.

The right-wing's immediate acceptance of this obvious nonsense is a fine demonstration of just how screwed up they have become.

For one thing, Sada's story has enough holes to drive a truck through. There is no sane explanation for WHY Hussein would send his best weapons to Syria just when he might ACTUALLY NEED THEM. Nor is there any sane explanation for HOW nobody noticed 56 planes departing from Iraq when the country was under a nearly insane level of surveillance. Nor is there any reasonable explanation for why Sada took four years to say something.

Bu what's most interesting is who the right-wing chooses to believe and who they choose to vilify.

Paul O'Neill was our #1 person in the United States Treasury Department. A man with a sterling reputation whose integrity had never been seriously questioned in all of his years of public service. In his book, he wrote that Bush was planning to invade Iraq from the time he took office. The right-wingers response was to call him a liar, declare that he was completely untrustworthy on the grounds that he was selling a book, smear him and attempt to destroy his reputation.

Sada was #2 in a branch of Saddam Hussein's armed forces; he was the crony and ally of a murderous tyrant with a regime of thugs, torturers and murderers. And, like O'Neill, he is selling a book.

The right-wingers believe HIM without question.

Shows where their priorities are.


Anonymous said...

Hate to point this out, Iggy, but again you've failed to link to what you claim the righties are doing. You have a link to the Sun article, but no links to anyone commenting on the article, favorably or unfavorably.
Now, me, I don't scour the blogosphere on such topics, but I have popped in on the Nat Rev and Weekly Standard sites, and don't see anything there about this. Perhaps they have something there on the topic, but it isn't easily seen. Are you quite sure that the righties are all on topic with this? Or is is possible that they are not quite so groupthinky as you think?

--Stephen Miller

Iggy said...

Rush Limbaugh spent all day yesterday ranting about it, and he has a considerably larger audience than the National Review. Go to Free Republic and search on "Sada."

If some righties don't want to be associated with ranting lunatics like Limbaugh and Coulter, they have to start publicly distancing themselves from such people, and they have to stop making such people rich.

As long as Anne Coulter in on the top of the best-seller lists and is invited onto all the talk shows, I have to assume that her sentiments are the norm, not the exception.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Iggy, but you need to make up your mind. Are all righties on the same page, just a bunch of groupthinkers, or is it possible that this group so conveniently tagged by you as monolithic actually enjoys some diversity of thought? If the latter, isn't it up to you to make some kind of distinctions when criticizing them?
And, please, do not plead that "they do it, why shouldn't I do it". I presume I am speaking to an individual, not a movement or a coalition, as the one speaking to you is an individual, not a movement or a coalition.