Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Coincidence? Nonsense - The Administration is pooh-poohing the idea that the bombing on the Baghram Air Force base, while Cheney was there, was related to his visit. The military says it's "implausible" that it was an attack on the Vice-President. I suppose if you start parsing the meaning of the word "is," rather than speak honestly, then the Pentagon is somewhat correct. "Implausible" to believe that the attack was truly targeting Cheney, given the security there -- but clearly, the attack was timed to coincide with the visit. It would be "implausible" to conclude otherwise, since the base hadn't been attacked in six months. Is it too much to ask for straight-talk, as well as reality-based dialogue and policy from this Administration...on any level?

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