At a farewell reception at Blair House for the retiring chief of protocol, Don Ensenat, who was President Bus'’s Yale roommate, the president shook hands with Washington Life Magazine's Soroush Shehabi. A grandson of one of the late Shah's ministers, Soroush said, "Mr. President, I simply want to say one U.S. bomb on Iran and the regime will remain in power for another 20 or 30 years and 70 million Iranians will become radicalized."
"I know," President Bush answered.
"But does Vice President Cheney know?" asked Soroush.
The president chuckled and walked away.
I think "chuckled" is a polite way of saying "mumbled 'fuckin' media asshole' under his breath". Well, what was Bush gonna say? How about "Of course he knows. He thunk it all up." Nah, Bush hasn't said anything that close to the truth since he claimed to have stopped drinking 20 years ago.
Also at Think Progress:
Evidence Grows That White House Planned To Release Cooked Intel On Iran
Gee, whatever could have possibly given anybody that idea? Oh, their track record.
Despite the intelligence community's intervention, there is still no guarantee that the intel on Iran that is eventually made public will be factual or comprehensive. As yesterday's report on Douglas Feith reinforced, senior administration officials are perfectly willing to work around intelligence professionals to obtain the "facts" that justify their ideology .
Note to the Press Corpse, and particularly that Bush-blowin' Gray Lady: You fuckers better get it right this time.