Countdown's Bushed!: Waste, Dissent And Deceptions

[media id=4555] [media id=4556] (h/t Heather) Keeping track of the scandals so you don't have to, let's dive straight in, shall we? First up is KB

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Keeping track of the scandals so you don't have to, let's dive straight in, shall we?

First up is KBR, that Halliburton subsidiary, apparently going for a record number of consecutive appearances on Bushed! with the news, brought forward by Sen. Byron Dorgan that the company insisted upon having their logo embroidered on the towels purchased for the troops in Iraq, blissfully unconcerned that the cost of doing so tripled or quadrupled the price paid by taxpayers (of which, it should be said, they are not, being sheltered in the Cayman Islands). Lovely. Let's not forget that in 2006, GOP-led Congress killed a bill to police Halliburton and its subsidiaries.

Then there is the official stop watch on how long Chief Admiral Fallon would stay with the Bush administration after publicly criticizing in Esquire Magazine the march to war with Iran and injecting a little reality into the neo-cons' dreams of Middle East annihilation. Answer: Four hours.

And finally, the story we brought you yesterday that the Pentagon finally admitted years and untold lives later something we've been saying since before the invasion: there was no operational relationship between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. So you know what that means?

So when Secretary Rumsfeld said in 2002 he had “bulletproof” evidence of cooperation between Iraq an al Qaeda, he was lying. When President Bush said last July that “the same people that attacked us on September the 11th is a crowd that is now bombing people in Iraq,” he was lying. And when John McCain says to Senator Obama, “I have some news, al Qaeda is in Iraq,” without adding, ‘I know, because my political party put them there,” he’s lying too!

But by all means, let's have the Republicans pursue impeachment against Spitzer if he doesn't resign today. Being a patron of a prostitution ring is far more egregious than lying, isn't it?


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