Tuesday, May 9, 2006

I have a question...

...about General Hayden, Cheney's Bush's pick for CIA director. Not about the nomination, that's clear as a bell: now that the CIA is a perfectly dysfunctional wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pentagon, a perfectly dysfunctional wholly-owned subsidiary of the perfectly dysfunctional corporate-owned war- and fear-mongering White House, the general who was the architect of the illegal NSA wiretapping makes perfect sense. It's like being a branch manager of any top-down organization, like maybe a really evil Taco Bell. Or Wal-Mart. Yeah, that's it.

Here's my question: Go to TPM Muckraker and look at Gen. Hayden's picture. Above the fruit salad on his left breast, where most USAF officers wear their wings, is a badge that most definitely ain't wings. What is it? Is this guy just a career staff weenie? Also, I don't have a picture to show you, but can anyone analyze his five or six rows of ribbons? I think that might be interesting.

While you're there, read about Hayden's involvement with the same defense contractor who bribed the Duke. Poker? Cigar? Underaged Thai hooker, anyone?

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