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Catfish and Cod
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Spin to the left, spin to the right, jack-jaw, jack-jaw, fight, fight, fight!

While the left cries out against the Bush whopper, and the right hits back, no one asks: is the claim true or not?

In the public eyes, both sides seem to agree that the information is false. Why? Because both sides are acting as if it is. But there's another explanation: that the Administration intelligence corps don't know the truth themselves, and are dissembling out of ignorance, not shame. I find it just as easy -- even easier-- to believe that Bush and his people have been idiots as to believe that "BUSH LIED!" (as everyone seems to be screaming).

In the meantime, keep your eyes on MI6; if anyone has the goods, they do. An "accidental" leak from Whitehall would be timely at this juncture...