Thursday, December 22, 2005

Bush Lied Again

Bushco have been all over defending the President's disregard for the law and attacking whoever leaked the story as damaging to our national security. Bush has repeatedly equated the leak to one in 1998...

Wapo 12-20: "The fact that we were following Osama bin Laden because he was using a certain type of telephone made it into the press as the result of a leak," the president said. "And guess what happened? Saddam -- Osama bin Laden changed his behavior. He began to change how he communicated."
Well, as it turns out, Bush was full of shit again.


The al Qaeda leader's communication to aides via satellite phone had already been reported in 1996 -- and the source of the information was another government, the Taliban, which ruled Afghanistan at the time.

The second time a news organization reported on the satellite phone, the source was bin Laden himself.

Chimpy has clearly broken the law to spy on americans, so he says to provide us greater intel to keep us safe. Why don't I feel safer when they can't even get facts straight that are in the public domain? They want us to trust them with sifting info gleaned from illegal wiretaps when they can't even sift good info from lexis nexis. Bush either lied about this, or his administration is waaaay too incompetent to lead our country. If the latter, his whole presidency is a lie. Either way, we've been lied to again.

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