Fool Me Once

By HAL BROWN

Is intelligence being hyped again, this time to implicate Iran as an active enemy of America in Iraq? And if so, are American journalists buying it hook, line and sinker?

That’s what I wondered today when I read the Washington Post article “Iran Sending Explosives to Extremist Groups in Iraq, Officials Say.”

(Quotes below are from the article.)

It seems that on the condition of anonymity,

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Scooter: Damn that multitasking

By HAL BROWN

Number two’s number two claims he was too distracted and too busy to remember.

This seems to be “Scooter” Libby’s defense.

It reminds me of his bosses explanation (read “defense”) as to why he shot his friend in the face.

“I was too busy thinking about blasting some helpless quail to think about the most important rule of hunting.”

Don’t get me started on number one who couldn’t quit manage an expeditious exit from an elementary school class when told about the 9-11 planes.

It’s all about multitasking.

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