And in this corner, Daimnation's Mark C. comes through with a post that plumb makes you forget how much of a bonehead Brian Lemon is, and that's no mean feat:
By George, he's disingenuous
Charles Krauthammer debunks a Tenet of intelligence:
Tenet is not the only one to assume a generalized amnesia about the recent past...
Everyone has the right to renounce past views. But not to make up that past. It is beyond brazen to think that one can get away with inventing not ancient history but what everyone saw and read with their own eyes just a few years ago. And yet sometimes brazenness works.
Sort of like the Globe and Mail on the Afghan detainee issue; the Liberals on why the Canadian Forces were sent to Kabul in 2003; and, the media on the mythical "invasion" of Afghanistan.
Or, if you're looking for examples of "making up the past," well, I don't think you're going to find anything more brazen than this, eh, Mark?
And speaking of that worthless hack Charles Krauthammer,
Tenet writes as if he assumes no one remembers anything. For example: "There was never a serious debate that I know of within the administration about the imminence of the Iraqi threat."
Does he think no one remembers President Bush explicitly rejecting the imminence argument in his 2003 State of the Union address in front of just about the largest possible world audience? Said the president, " Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent" -- and he was not one of them.
Yeah, goddamnit, all that talk about urgent and immediate and imminent danger? That must have been someone else.
I'd like to officially apologize to Brian Lemon; he's nowhere near as dumb as I thought. Comparatively speaking.