Thursday, April 01, 2004

Looking where the light is better

Pretty much everyone had fun with SecDef Donald Rumsfeld's response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 that, by George, they were going to bomb Iraq instead of Afghanistan because, well, there were just no good targets in Afghanistan but there were plenty of targets in Iraq (you know, like the drunk who loses his keys down the street but is found looking for them around a lamppost because, you know, the light's better there.)

Sadly, this appears to be par for the course for this administration, based on an observation by Richard Clarke in a recent interview at,3604,1175790,00.html

JB: So what were all the principal's meetings about then?

RC: There were a lot of meetings on 'Star Wars'. We had a lot of meetings about Russia policy, because Condi is a Russian Specialist.

Translation: We would have talked about terrorism but we didn't know anything about it. But Russia! Hey, we knew about that.

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