[SPORK] Weird definition of "draining the swamp"

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Tue Apr 29 23:07:31 PDT 2003

Adam L. Beberg said:
> What's really sad is that the avg Iraqi on the street is going to be a hell
> of alot WORSE off now.
> At least before they had an insane and government that could sell oil to
> feed the masses (some of the time).
> Bush took their oil.
> And before the minority was in power and could keep the majority from
> outright genocide.
> Bush is putting the majority in power to do as they like.

And before they could pirate Madonna's latest to their heart's content;
now Hilary Rosen is in charge of the new Iraqi IP regime. ;)

BTW interesting bits on the political stuff -- even the spooks are pissed
off.  "US, UK intelligence agencies accuse Bush and Blair of distorting and
fabricating evidence in rush to war":

  A high-level UK source said last night that intelligence agencies on both
  sides of the Atlantic were furious that briefings they gave political
  leaders were distorted in the rush to war with Iraq. 'They ignored
  intelligence assessments which said Iraq was not a threat,' the source
  said. Quoting an editorial in a Middle East newspaper which said,
  'Washington has to prove its case. If it does not, the world will for ever
  believe that it paved the road to war with lies', he added: 'You can draw
  your own conclusions.'

  'The INC saw the demand, and provided what was needed,' he said. 'The
  implication is that they polluted the whole US intelligence effort.' 



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