Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Big Lie that won't die

Dick Cheney, on Meet the Press this morning, continued to insist on a link between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, even in the face of the headlines generated Friday and Saturday by the Senate Intelligence Committee's belated acknowledgement that there was no such connection (part of the long-delayed 'Phase 2' report on prewar intelligence). Asked about the discrepancy, Cheney claimed not to have seen the Senate report. (!)

Now, maybe that could be written off as just another episode in the creepy ongoing sitcom of "what'll that crazy old coot say next?", except for this: Condoleeza Rice was on Fox News Sunday also insisting on an Al Qaeda-Saddam connection. Guess the regime has abandoned the "oh, that's old news" line White House spokesman Tony Snow was taking two days ago when the Senate report came out.

Links later; a migraine is coming on. (For real, not a rhetorical flourish.)

Update: 4:45 pm 10 Sept - Links added. Migraine gone; thank you, ibuprofen. More head-exploding excerpts from the Cheney appearance from WIIIAI. [One step forward, one step back dept.: pleased as I am to see that Blogger's new beta includes the 'next post'/'previous post' feature I've longed for when viewing one post at a time, I suspect that it's also responsible for WIIIAI crashing when I visit its home page. Anyone noticed that when visiting that blog or others using the Blogger beta? My browser is {cringe} IE 6.]



At 1:43 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous WIIIAI said...

It's not just you. Blogspot just admitted that there is an occasional problem with IE6, and they're working on it. Sheesh. Are you getting it every time?

At 9:54 AM, September 11, 2006, Blogger Nell said...

I am. But I enjoy your blog so much that I just save the URL of the post I last read and start from there the next time I go back.

At 8:21 PM, September 15, 2006, Blogger Gary Farber said...

"My browser is {cringe} IE 6"

Here is the fix. It's an incredibly bad idea to use IE; it's extremely dangerously unsafe.

Not to mention it's such an awful browswer in comparison to using tabs, and Extensions.

At 8:23 PM, September 15, 2006, Blogger Gary Farber said...

Download here. It is free, you know.

At 7:23 PM, September 16, 2006, Blogger Nell said...

Thanks, Gary. I resolve to do this -- between 8 and 11 November.


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