Tuesday, October 09, 2007

They really don't give a shit

Hey, here's more evidence that the Bushies only care about a few things. Making money for their buddies is a big one but getting Republicans re-elected is another big one. One of their favorite methods for accomplishing that is making sure everyone is thinking "FEAR FEAR FEAR TERRORISTS FEAR FEAR FEAR ONLY WE CAN PROTECT YOU FEAR!"

Imagine the shock when they managed to receive the newest videotaped message from the (still not caught) Osama bin Laden before al Qaeda released it. A private intelligence company had found a link to al Qaeda that had previously yielded messages and other communications. They passed the video to the White House with one condition.
A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release. [...]

Around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, Katz sent both Leiter and Fielding an e-mail with a link to a private SITE Web page containing the video and an English transcript. "Please understand the necessity for secrecy," Katz wrote in her e-mail. "We ask you not to distribute . . . [as] it could harm our investigations."

Well, what's the point of keeping something like that secret? The video was already on the websites of TV channels within FIVE HOURS! And who was the lucky channel? Duh...Fox News.
By midafternoon, several television news networks reported obtaining copies of the transcript. A copy posted around 3 p.m. on Fox News's Web site referred to SITE and included page markers identical to those used by the group. "This confirms that the U.S. government was responsible for the leak of this document," Katz wrote in an e-mail to Leiter at 5 p.m.

And al Qaeda closed the link. I mean, why actually do something to stop terrorism when you can use it to make a point that people should be afraid of terrorism? Why capture the man responsible for 9/11 when we can blow a lot of shit up for the TV cameras in a completely different country? Why protect the identity of a CIA operative working in the field of weapons of mass destruction when you can make it look like her husband is just out to get you for some reason? Why keep the lid on a Pakistani operation to infiltrate al Qaeda when you can brag about the efforts by giving the infiltrators name to the New York Times?

I think these idiots and assholes are the ones we need to fear.

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