Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Bubble Madness!!!

I just wanted to highlight one particular bit of insanity that's sort of buried in watertiger's post about a "citizen's tribunal" being convened in NYC to try President Bush for war crimes.
Witnesses at the Tribunal include: former commander of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray who exposed the use of information gathered through torture, former arms inspector Scott Ritter, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, Dahr Jamail (journalist who has reported extensively from Iraq), Guantanamo prisoners' lawyer Michael Ratner, Katrina survivors, former State Department officer Ann Wright, among many more.
But that's not really the interesting part... to me, at least. This is the interesting part:
January's hearings will be the second and final session of the Commission. Indictments from the first session were formally delivered to George W. Bush at the White House on January 10. Bush's staff would not receive the indictments at the gate, saying that the president "will not accept any materials from the public." As TV cameras rolled, a hazmat squad was called in by White House personnel to remove the envelope.
A Hazmat Squad??? "Will not accept any materials from the public"? I think it's time to stop comparing our resolute, courageous Commander-In-Chief to Richard Nixon, and time to start comparing him to Howard Hughes.

Also: If TV cameras were rolling when this happened, did it get covered at all on Countdown or The Daily Show? I know it would be too much to expect any conventional media outlets to mention it, but I would think they would be all over something like this. It's got the same batshit crazy paranoid feeling as when the citizens of Grapevine, Texas were forbidden to look out of their windows to gaze upon his Royal Splendor as the imperial motorcade passed through.


Silleigh said...

Oh, this NEEDS wider exposure. Unbelievable. Batshit-crazy doesn't begin to cover it.

Drano said...

I think Hughes could pull himself together when he really had to. Also he was somewhat successful in business I gather.

Eli said...

Well, I meant the latter-stages barricaded-in-his-room, fingernail-growing, multiple-layers-of-kleenex Howard Hughes, not the dashing successful one...