Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Thinking The Unthinkable
It looks like BushCo's media parrots are trying to get their base used to the idea of our using nukes for any reason or none:
On the April 10 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, Glenn Beck suggested that "we just need to come up with some sort of politically correct name" for bunker-buster nuclear weapons to make their use more accepted. Beck proposed they be renamed "climate-control devices," then suggested the name "bomb de tropical" as "something for the tanning index," adding, "We could use that one in Venezuela." Beck was commenting on investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh's article in the April 17 edition of The New Yorker, which reported that the Bush administration has "intensified planning for a possible major air attack" on Iran, and may be considering "the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon ... against underground nuclear sites."By the way, Here's the Mercury Rising synopsis of the Seymour Hersh article that Glenn Beck thought was so amusing. (Josh Marshall just got around to reading the article all the way through, and he's come to pretty much the same conclusions that we did here at MR.)
Beck also proposed the term "butterfly bomb" before eventually settling on "anti-cancer bombs" because "you treat cancer with radiation." CNN Headline News hired Beck in January for a new prime-time program scheduled to begin May 8.
McClellan seems to imply that the president and the White House is so fastidious about the proprieties of declassification that the president wasn't at liberty to tell the public that he was lying...
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