From the nether parts of global incontinence comes this notable exhaust from the lips of George W Bush
…in private conversations with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last week, the president all but disowned the document, said a senior administration official who accompanied Bush on his six-nation trip to the Mideast. “He told the Israelis that he can’t control what the intelligence community says, but that [the NIE’s] conclusions don’t reflect his own views” about Iran’s nuclear-weapons program, said the official, who would discuss intelligence matters only on the condition of anonymity.
Why then bother with intelligence? Why eavesdrop on American citizens? Really, what is the point if the findings are just flatulent consequences of poorly digested potatoes?
Speaking of flatulence, Bill Kristol may not be welcomed long at the NY Times
On Fox News Sunday on June 25, 2006, Kristol said, â€œI think the attorney general has an absolute obligation to consider prosecutionâ€ of The New York Times for publishing an article that revealed a classified government program to sift the international banking transactions of thousands of Americans in a search for terrorists.
Publication of the article was controversial â€” my predecessor as public editor first supported it and then changed his mind â€” but Kristolâ€™s leap to prosecution smacked of intimidation and disregard for both the First Amendment and the role of a free press in monitoring a government that has a long history of throwing the cloak of national security and classification over its activities. This is not a person I would have rewarded with a regular spot in front of arguably the most elite audience in the nation.
Kristol refused to talk with me about this issue, or an earlier statement that The Times was â€œirredeemable,â€ or the reaction to his appointment â€” an odd stance for someone who presumably will want others to talk to him for his column.