Shorter George Bush: "Those 3,000 people who died during 9/11? Fuck 'em."
THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT HAVE CHANGED. One of the more amusing defenses from the Bush administration of the port outsourcing deal (emphasis added):
“After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward,” Bush told reporters who had traveled with him on Air Force One to Washington. “I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company.
See how that works? If you have a problem with this deal, it's up to you to step up and make your case.
Those of you with functioning brain stems probably still remember how things were different once upon a time with respect to Iraq, Saddam, WMDs and Al-Qaeda. See, back then, if you suggested that there was no evidence that Saddam had WMDs, the immediate response was that, well, there was no evidence that he didn't. So there. (Ignore the logical absurdity of trying to prove the non-existence of WMDs -- it was still your problem.)
If you pointed out that there was no proof of a link between Saddam and 9/11, well, there was no proof that there wasn't a link, was there? And does Jinx McHue commit incest with his two pre-school children? Well, admittedly I can't prove it but, then again, he can't prove he doesn't, can he? And on and on and tediously on.
But now ... woo hoo! Things sure have changed, haven't they, with critics of the administration being told that it's now their job to produce the smoking gun, as it were. And if the Bush administration claims that you can't prove a link between the UAE and terrorism, and you were to claim that, well, you can't prove there isn't one either, well, by gosh, you just know you'd get laughed out of the building by the same wanks who were absolutely sincere and dead serious when they used that very same argument not that long ago.
Logic and the Bush administration. Never a dull moment.
ALMOST FUNNY: You know, a couple weeks ago, this would have been knee-slappingly hysterical. But now ...