March 01, 2004

Kidnapped, by GWB?

Obviously I wasn't there, but when the guy you're ostensibly rescuing from the mob immediately says you kidnapped him, and your word has proven to be suspect about previous foreign adventures, do you think just saying such a claim is nonsense will really quiet the critics?

I learned something in that latter article, too; the guy who's the Undersecretary of State for Latin America used to be an aide to Jesse Helms, former Senator (R-NC), who never saw a dime of foreign aid he thought was well spent. Odd choice, although no more odd than Elliott Abrams, John Poindexter and John Negroponte.

Update: Billmon at the Whiskey Bar has a much more detailed analysis, including a little background on Roger Noriega, the former Helmsman.

Posted by Linkmeister at March 1, 2004 03:31 PM

things that make you go hhhmmmmm ... (and not in a good way)

Posted by: shelley at March 1, 2004 07:49 PM

That's the problem; I'm immediately distrustful of the Administration's motives and methods. I don't like feeling this way, but I do.

Posted by: Linkmeister at March 1, 2004 08:00 PM

what is soooo strange is that this stuff is almost expected nowadays, huh???
So sad..

Posted by: toxiclabrat at March 3, 2004 02:15 PM