Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Bush Awards Medal of Freedom to Three

What do you do with the fuckups who were instrumental in leading us into an unnecessary war and making a mess of it once it started? Why, you supersize the lie and give them medals, of course:

"President Bush (news - web sites) awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to three figures who were central to his Iraq (news - web sites) policy, former CIA (news - web sites) Director George Tenet, former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer and retired Gen. Tommy Franks.

Bush lauded all three for playing "pivotal roles in great events" and for advancing the cause of liberty in Afghanistan (news - web sites) and Iraq.


'Did George Tenet get the Medal of Freedom for his 'slam dunk' case for war based on weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist? Did Paul Bremer clinch this honor for speaking out against the administration's bungled war planning only after he'd left the job?' asked David Wade, a spokesman for Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass. 'My hunch is that George Bush (news - web sites) wasn't using the same standard when honoring Tenet and Bremer that was applied to previous honorees like the pope, Mr. Rogers, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.'"

Not to mention Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Thurgood Marshall and J. William Fulbright, to name a few of Clinton's awardees. Keep an eye on eBay--it's entirely likely that a few of these babies will be offered at auction in the coming days by past recipients. No reserve.


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