Thursday, November 28, 2002

Bush has appointed Henry the K to chair his phony commission to investigate the intelligence and security flaws that occurred leading to the events of September 11. This is good for the following reasons:

  1. Henry the K can no longer travel outside the United States for fear of being arrested as a war criminal, so this will give him something to do instead of travelling.

  2. The apoplexy that this appointment will cause may kill Christopher Hitchens.

  3. The appointment is arrogant and an insult to the American people, especially the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks, and eventually this type of arrogance will be noticed by the voters.

  4. We all know that this commission will be a whitewash anyway, so appointing a chairman as ridiculous as Henry the K (I guess Ronald Reagan was otherwise engaged) will just make it all that much more easy to see it for the charade that it is. The Warren Commission was an exactly similar bit of nonsense, but the good reputation of Chief Justice Earl Warren made the nonsense more difficult to see.

  5. Chairing such a vile coverup is a fitting cap on the career of Henry the K.

In spite of the fact that this commission will certainly be a mass of lies, Gary Hart might prove to be a very interesting commission member.