Thursday, February 05, 2009

Terrorists at the White House!


Anyone check the terrorists for bombs or bugs?:
President Obama mocked the Washington area's Defcon 1 response to a few snowflakes last week. Let's see how the flinty Chicagoan does with the latest living-in-Washington challenge: critters.

With permission from the Secret Service, the National Park Service has been in hot pursuit of a pack of raccoons spotted roaming the manicured grounds near the White House, a spokesman said.
(h/t to Mahakal of Cannablog)

But the worst terrorist is one hatched on our own soil and newly jobless, Dick Cheney.


Keith Olbermann:
"I think there's a high probability of such an attempt. Whether or not they can pull it off depends whether or not we keep in place policies that have allowed us to defeat all further attempts, since 9/11, to launch mass-casualty attacks against the United States."

"The Bush System," as John Yoo so aptly re-christened it the other day. Start the wrong war, detain the wrong people, employ the wrong methods, pursue the wrong leads, utilize the wrong emotions. Beat up first, ask questions later. You know, just like Al-Qaeda does, or Iran. Save this nation from terrorists by doing the terrorists' work for them, Mr. Cheney. To your credit, sir, you have added a new monster under a new bed, to try to continue to foment a national policy of panic. It's the Terrorists-on-our-streets ploy.
It's when not if for another terrorist attack, Mr. Cheney. But it won't be President Obama's fault when it does happen. In your eight horrible long years in office you've made more people become terrorists than Bin Laden could ever have wished for. But your love of secret shadow governments and rendition and torture is all your own and very un-American. Besides, it's not very subtle but you're almost begging al-Qaeda to attack on Obama's watch just to prove a point, that your style of 'governing' is better than his.

So kindly slink back into the shadows. Even the New York Times editorial board wishes you would go away:
In an interview published today by the website Politico, the (thankfully) former vice president let loose a stream of disinformation and attacks on Mr. Obama that were breathtaking even by the standards of a man who set new lows for meanness and dissembling.

For example:

– Mr. Obama is making it more likely terrorists will launch a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack on the United States — because he doesn’t want to torture prisoners, violate the Geneva Conventions, and ignore the Constitution and federal law.

Mr. Cheney’s evidence? None whatsoever. It was just yet another way for him to justify the repugnant policies he helped put in place for the treatment of detainees after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

– Mr. Obama is “more concerned about reading the rights to an al Qaeda terrorist” than “with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans.”

Once again, this is nonsense — just the sort of bald propaganda Mr. Cheney and Mr. Bush used to frighten Congress into voting for appalling pieces of legislation like the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the Patriot Act and warrantless wiretapping.
Cheney's list goes on, but the article finishes with this fervent wish:
After reading the interview, we found ourselves wishing Mr. Cheney would simply retire and stay out of the public eye — to a great extent.
Maybe you could hang out with the raccoons in their secure undisclosed location.


Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney lies so constantly that every word he utters must be considered dishonest, including articles like "the", "a", "an", etc.

Ali said...

I thought his tell was "frankly", but maybe his tell is when he opens his mouth.

Mike Licht said...

When the masked raiders are finally caught, White House interrogators should give those varmints a good grilling.


ellroon said...

I'd like it if all of them got a good grilling. Start with Cheney first.

Steve Bates said...

Grilling Cheney? For him, for the purpose, I'd donate my old hibachi. Oh, wait; I threw it out the last time I moved. Too bad. Maybe they could grill him using CIA interrogators newly out of work...

Steve Bates said...

Regarding the raccoons, I shared some apartment grounds with them over 30 years ago (across the street from one of Houston's major parks), and I still have pangs of guilt about abusing them when they occasionally invaded my apartment in an attempt (usually successful) to grab a few mouthfuls of cat food. It was my fault; I left the door open several times while chatting with neighbors. Those 'coons were so clever with their paws... which they used almost like hands... that they could open the lid of a metal container in which I kept the cat food. Whenever I discovered them, I kicked them out, sometimes literally, I'm sorry to say.

Those particular 'coons are long departed from this earth, but if any of their spirits are still floating around, I offer them my apologies. They deserved better. Not that they deserved cat food, but they certainly deserved better treatment!

ellroon said...

Those particular 'coons are long departed from this earth, but if any of their spirits are still floating around, I offer them my apologies. They deserved better. Not that they deserved cat food, but they certainly deserved better treatment!

No. They crossed the line and deserved spanks on their furry butts. They can be really nasty and will bite. One neighbor here called for help when a raccoon came down the fireplace and sat on her sofa.... and would not move. We've had them try to move into our attic.

Live outside or face a spray of Tilex cleaner in your fuzzy face, raccoons!