Still Evil (And Twisting Facts) After All These Years

Abby Zimet

Thanks be to Albert Einstein, who taught us all things are relative.
For all its very real imperfections, we feel a wave of gratitude for
the Obama presidency every time some Bush-era weasel emerges out of
whatever nasty hole he or she is inhabiting and starts spouting the
usual fear-mongering, blood-tinged lies. Now Condoleezza Rice is saying
that if we "abandon" Afghanistan, the terrorists will get us.

In a sickeningly ass-kissing interview
that calls Rice "the should-be face of the GOP," Rice is portrayed as 
an "eloquent and elegant figure," concert pianist, Russian scholar and
football fan who is "something of a rock star among the 'tween girl
set," though documentation of this particularly bizarre claim is
noticeably absent. Mostly, she is here to remind us once again that,
"Every day, terrorists plot and plan to try to attack us."

The real outrage, though, is here:

last time we left Afghanistan, and we abandoned Pakistan, that territory became the very territory on which Al Qaeda trained and
attacked us on September 11th. So our national security interests are
very much tied up in not letting Afghanistan fail again and become a
safe haven for terrorists...It's that simple. If you want another terrorist attack in the U.S., abandon Afghanistan."

Hello? If Afghanistan is so important, why did she and President
whatzizname abandon it way back when in order to disastrously invade a country that
had nothing to do with 9/11, thus causing Afghanistan "to fail again
and become a safe haven for terrorists"?

The self-serving, logic-leaping, history-twisting lies go on. May the people who tell them get their just desserts.

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