"...It falls from the skies here - lyrics from a song from late '60s/early '70s
and no one's surprised here.
And maybe that's the saddest thing of all."
CIA admits destroying waterboarding tapes.
UK government wants to hold suspects longer, without rights.
George Bush, Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials often refer to Iran as an "imminent threat," suggesting its potential to start "World War III." Yet U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago. "This finding, contained in the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has further diminished the credibility of the President, who has a dangerous record of overstating threats," said Senator Harry Reid (Democrat, Nevada).
"...Instead of announcing a new diplomatic offensive, George Bush's response was to state, "The NIE doesn't do anything to change my opinion about the danger Iran poses to the world," Reid said. "Well, maybe his opinion hasn't changed, but the facts have. The President is the only person that I know who can receive a report like the NIE and believe that it's a warning signal," Reid commented.
Ah, that's the president's modus operandi, with which we're all too familiar. Never mind the facts, he's "the decider." I am reminded of one of Wednesday's lines from an Addams Family film: "Be afraid. Be very afraid."