Monday, February 12, 2007
No Refuge But In Audacity
"Crime once exposed had no refuge but in audacity," commented Tacitus. With Tacitus in mind, surely, Bush and his neocon handlers are finding new refuges in all manner of audacious crimes. Pushing for an attack on Iran, the inadvertent dismantlers of the US Empire are regurgitating last year's audacious lie that Iraq's insurgents are in possession of Iranian supplied improvised explosive devices (IEDs) - military jargon for booby traps.
One leading Bushie remarked that ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out." And so Iranian IEDs exist because the neocons have "created this reality".
For those of a less deranged nature - and living on planet Earth - the following Reuters report from last year may be of some interest:
"The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday the United States does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for Iranians smuggling weapons and military personnel into Iraq.
"President George W. Bush said on Monday components from Iran were being used in powerful roadside bombs used in Iraq, and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said last week that Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel had been inside Iraq.
"Asked whether the United States has proof that Iran's government was behind these developments, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon briefing, 'I do not, sir'."
Pace's comments, no doubt, will disappear into the ether as refuge is found in audacity.