“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.”
– William Shakespeare

Time magazine has a good article on the missing WMDs. Their assertion is that they were destroyed long before the war ever started, and that Hussein was probably conned by underlings that fooled the US and Britain into believing that there were WMDs, when in fact there were not.

Meanwhile, PlameGate, LeakGate, whatever you want to call it, is not likely to go away any time soon. Bush says “I want the truth” (insert joke here – like “You can’t handle the truth”). I don’t think anything will ever come of this. Leaks to the media are hard to find – no reporter is ever going to reveal any names to anyone – so we’ll never know. And, if the leakee was stupid enough to leave a trail (emails, phone records, etc.), they probably deserve whatever they get. I loved the WH counsel memo telling everyone not to destroy anything that might be related to this investigation. There’s not any, and if there was, it’s long gone by now anyway.

I think the president needs a new press secretary. At yesterday’s press briefing he was defending Karl Rove as a person of high character. But, as Jerome Doolittle points out, it’s absolutely fatal to lie to a roomful of reporters, when they all know you’re lying to them, and knows you know it too.

Allrighty then. I’m tired of politics for now. This time next week we’ll know the results of the stupid recall election in California and we can all hunker down and wait for the Iowa caucuses (in January, I think).

Posted by Alan at October 1, 2003 07:32 AM