Saturday, April 22, 2006

We need boxes of Depends in Washington DC

We have leaks galore. We have the leaks by Condi, Bush, Cheney et al, then we have leaks by the CIA. Seems to me there might be a critical need for a few boxes of Depends. Gotta catch the drips, don’t cha know.

But see we have some leaks and drips that are okayed by the government. These drips evidently do not have an unpleasant aroma. Socially acceptable leaks I guess you could call them. Okay, so they outted a CIA agent. Hey, it was necessary if the administration was going to convince the American people that they weren’t lying about Iraq having weapons that would blow up our country like a drunk shooter on a quail hunt. Basically they wanted us to believe there was a monster in the closet and anyone who said otherwise was fair game. Justifiable declassification they might call it, in order to promote a lie.

Then we have a CIA agent who possibly just didn’t feel it was morally responsible to remain silent about the fact that the United States was scooping up human beings and flying them to prisons far away to be tortured. This was supposedly being done in the name of preserving freedom and justice for all. The agent knew that smelled really bad and maybe just couldn’t live with the fact that it was happening. She leaked the information to a reporter and the reporter printed the story. That agent has now been fired for doing what she did.

It’s okay to leak to sell a lie, but it’s not okay to leak to save a life. That’s the bush administration’s point of view. If a female agent is outted in order to start a war, that’s okay. If a female agent outs the torture of human beings by the government, that’s not okay.

“Depends” is the operative word here. It just depends on who the leaker might be and why they leaked as to whether or not it’s socially, bush white house-ally, acceptable.


Blogger Human said...

What she did was very Brave. If they do prosecute that will show the world that the program is real, even if the Bush Regime denies it. There are good and decent people in Government and they need all the support they can get.

If she is ID'ed and she is in need of financial assistance I'm game.
Peace. Your fellow Human

April 22, 2006 6:21 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

It was reported yesterday that Condolezza rice leaked info to isaeli agents. have some of it on my site. Hypocritical me thinks

April 22, 2006 8:13 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Maybe you should start a "Send Depends to the White House" campaign. That would be funny. So, if you work for the White House or CIA and leak you get fired, but if you run the White House or CIA, you don't? Hmmm... another very Bush (Reich) policy. Heil Bush.

April 22, 2006 9:26 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

Good analogy there. Depends

April 22, 2006 9:29 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Yes, I like the Depends analogy, too.

April 22, 2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Oh, and I now see the error of my ways, as a mother. I'm going to teach my children that whether or not you should lie "depends" on what you can gain from it. Conservative values, anyone?

April 22, 2006 11:29 AM  
Blogger Trial.Lawyer.Richard said...

left of center: The "go after leakers" mentality of Bush-Cheney is a transparent attempt to stifle debate and disclosure of "unpleasant" information (like gulag torture prisons in Europe). If they were even handed on this policy, Condoleeza and Bush would both go to jail for their leaks.

This is dangerous and anti-democratic behavior by the Administration.


April 22, 2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Gosh, PoP, we all know that women's work is expendable. They should be in the kitchen anyway and not out there CIAing and stuff.

April 22, 2006 1:24 PM  
Blogger The Fat Lady Sings said...

Yes, my dear; the whiff of that mendacity gets my goat as well. You could even say it reeks to high heaven. Perhaps Bush should get himself a cat. A few weeks of cleaning cat boxes would soon educate him on the exact nature of the word 'stink'.

April 22, 2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

I was not the first to say it, but this phrase may be apropos these days: "The Whitehouse is no longer where the buck stops, but the leaks start."

April 22, 2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

I suggest sending the White House some toilet paper, so they'll stop wiping their ass on the Constitution.

April 22, 2006 5:19 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

I caught up with all this crap last night and haven't looked at my political inbox today.

Haven't given up - just speechless (and that doesn't happen often).

April 22, 2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

I'm with Kathleen on the "let's send Depends to the White House" campaign.
I'll go to Costco and buy a giant box of 'em.
On the outside of the box, I'll write:
Dear Mr. President,
Please use in case of leaks. At the rate this administration is going, this box will be empty soon.

April 22, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger Human said...

Good news Patricia. Comment moderation at my place is off. Come over and read how more of the Military is opposed to the War.
Peace. Your Fellow Human

April 22, 2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

brilliant ... concise and with a twist ... right on

April 22, 2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I like the idea of sending boxes of depends to the white house. I bet it would make it into the news...and just let them find the reasoning for it...and the irony. Imagine thousands of boxes arriving in a few days...THAT would be funny indeed.

April 23, 2006 12:22 AM  
Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

'the ship of state is the only ship that leaks from the top'

can't remember who said it but its true.

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April 23, 2006 12:42 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Very poignant post. See Juan Cole today where he plays, "all right, not all right," with the hypocricies of the Bushies.

Juan Cole on Sunday

April 23, 2006 12:11 PM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...


April 24, 2006 10:57 AM  

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