Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bush's Confession and Disinformation

The long-delayed release of the 2006 National Intelligence Estimate proves that Cheney, et. al., have been cooking the books on Iran just like they did in the run up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Everyone feels vindicated after six years of screaming at the top of their lungs that there were never any weapons of mass destruction. The war in Iraq was not about WMD. It was about the administration's profound ability to create reality - to completely reconfigure the Middle East. Zeus had a thought and Athena popped right out of his forehead, leaving an embarrassing wet spot in his lap.

Ron Suskind actually witnessed an unnamed Bush official in the act of creating reality:

"That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."


Maybe this time the CIA isn't going to go along with the Cheney administration's efforts to Iraq Iran.

But wait! That's not all. If you call now, we'll send you twice as much bullshit for the same price. The recent White House confessions may be crazy like a fox, since they serve to move the subject of Iran's nuclear ambitions from the future into the past. Before there were doubts. Now there is certainty.

It's no longer merely a possibility that Iran might develop nuclear weapons. Now the public understands that Iran already had a nuclear weapons program and they suspended it. Want to see me me pull a rabbit out of my hat? Presto change-o. Was it too fast for you? Want to see it again?

Under the current administration, it is increasingly difficult to know who the enemy is, but what is certain is that the latest NIE is a brilliantly executed psychological warfare by way of misinformation. This dastardly plan is so devious that even the anti-war groups are jubilant at its release, and they are naively sharing its contents. Perhaps none are as enthusiastic about the report as the most powerful lobby group in America hostile to Iran.

Now we know Iran has a nuclear weapons program. We were just guessing before. Now every news outlet in the United States is repeating the meme: Iran had a nuclear weapons program and suspended it. Now the Judith Miller-like secret details are fed ever so slowly and carefully into the simulated-journalist centrifuges at The New York Times.

American intelligence agencies reversed their view about the status of Iran’s nuclear weapons program after they obtained notes last summer from the deliberations of Iranian military officials involved in the weapons development program, senior intelligence and government officials said on Wednesday.

Note to Homer:

Iranian Military Officials = Curve Ball

Anyone remember Curve Ball? Or the cavalcade of Iraqi defectors produced by Chalabi who testified about Saddams' ability to secretly manufacture infinite quantities of deadly Hookah gas?

Now we have Iranian officials complaining about efforts to shut down their beloved nuclear weapons program.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Cuuuuuuurve Baaaaallll. Laaaaaggg.

This is your brain.

This is your brain after using American Intelligence.

1 comment:

Anok said...

Servant, I hadn't thought of it that way.

I guess its called "spinning" for a reason.