Wednesday, November 16, 2005

History is a Tape Loop

Normally, I love re-runs and leftovers but for those of us who remembver the 70s, this deja vu is getting uncomfortable.

Today, Dick Cheney let loose a vitrolic tirade against critics who suggest the administration may have manipulated intelligence to justify the war in Iraq. "Political opportunists!" he spat. Normally the cool cucumber in the room - actuslly dead, some say - he exposed some frothy indignation, a sure sign of paranoia.

And speaking of Nixon, today also saw the release of 50,000 classified papers from Tricky Dick's era. The documents reveal that in 1970, President Nixon told the military to keep our whole bloody Cambodian incursion on the down low and just tell John Q. Public that it was merely supporting South Vietnamese troops.

What's extra creepy is that only about half the national security files from the Nixon era have now been made public. How long will it take us to find out the truth from the present administration?

Quite frankly, I just don't have that kind of time.


Anonymous said...

If I understand correctly...a new book on Lincoln is out - the author claiming to have access to "Just released" papers. Where is this library containing the "to be released at the proper time" papers? Just askin'

Fang Bastardson said...

Is it just me, or are these people bad? They just seem like bad people to me, and frankly, my standards are actually pretty loosey-goosey. I'm gonna say I think they're probably just bad people, and that's how they got where they are.