Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Friday, June 18, 2004

Apologies for the lack of posts this week, I've been away on holiday.

I love Cheney's nerve. Yesterday he launches a tirade against the media for evidence for "irresponsible" reporting, saying the evidence is "overwhelming" that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq. He cites that there is evidence that Iraqi officials met with Bin Laden in the early 90's. If he's going back that far, he may as well launch 'regime change' against the USA for dealings with both Bin Laden and Hussein in the late 80's. Remember that 'brotherly love' picture of Rumsfeld with Hussein? I don't think Dick does.

Anyway, the 9/11 commission has been investigating this for many months now, with access to all intelligence surrounding the decision to go to war, and of course, all the intelligence that the Bush administration could get to them that would help their cause. Cheney states that the media is "not doing their homework" in reporting the ties between Iraq and Bin Laden. He clearly needs an extra pair of hands to do his dirty work for him...