(guest blogged by Logan Murphy)
Former CIA officer Larry Johnson of NoQuarter blog was on Countdown Thursday and spoke with Keith about the Bush Administration's feeble attempts to convince the American public of Iran's increasing role in Iraq.
Olbermann: Secretary Rice testified last week she had never seen the overture from Iran in '03 for talks with the U.S.- it would have perhaps provided assistance regarding Iraq. Once again, is this just blatant, head first, ram-it-through-the-wall kind of misinformation being passed off by the administration; are they just denying something that's obviously true?
Johnson - It's one of two things, Keith. Either it's incompetence, and we saw an element of that with her handling of the information prior to 9/11 or she has a medical problem, perhaps early onset Alzheimer's. You know, I can't figure it out.
Larry expands on how there's no there there at NoQuarter:
The truth about the Iranian threat is that the Bush Administration is not telling the real truth. Like any effective propagandist President Bush is using a kernel of truth and, with the help of many in the media, laying the foundation for another war. Only this time it will likely be a war of retaliation rather than one of pre-emption.