Countdown: Bushed!- Budgets, Black Boxes And Big Fat Liars

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Ah...the growing list of scandals that is the Bush Administration. Wednesday's edition of Bushed! adds a level of absurdity as well with the news that the Pentagon submitted a budget for 2008 acknowledging that their preliminary numbers for the cost of the two war fronts in the Middle East are likely wrong, but Congress should just approve it anyway. Then because there just can't be enough Orwellian overtones to the Bush Administration is the news that the federal government, under the guise of protecting from cyber attacks, wants to implement "black box sensors" on private computer networks. I'm sure that won't be abused at all, right? And finally, the pathetically lame attempt on the part of National Security Advisor Mike McConnell to backpedal from his statement on the excruciating pain of getting water up his nose as a lifeguard in his early years could perhaps lead one to believe that waterboarding might be...you know, torture.

Good God, as Keith Olbermann says, if you're going to send out a minion to continue the lie of waterboarding is not torture, you gotta get someone smarter than this.


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