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Opening The Files: 12/05/07

What did he know and when did he know it?

The more important question is: does it matter? In the case of President Bush, not a lick.

It's been a little over 24 hours since one of the most tail-spinningest revelations since the Brittney/K-Fed split. We learned that all the talk of Iranian nukes was all for naught. But never fear, even without the aid of his mistrusty brain, Bush could still spin the news to his advantage. For just like when it was revealed that there were no WMD's in Iraq, Bush and his supporters see the news of a similar absence of nukes in Iran as vindication that his manly approach to foreign policy was the right choice.

Get ready for some lawsuits, I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of filings resulting from all the sudden upper spinal displacements over this one.

The Decider gave a press conference this morning in which should forever warrant a new moniker: The Uninquisitor. For in claiming he was only fully briefed on the Iran NIE last week, Bush also admitted that he was told of "new information" some months ago. Given this "new information" covered what was one of the key issues he'd been harping on for well over a year, you'd think he would have at least been curious. Then again, according to Bush no one told him to tone it down either.

Apparently Bush is indeed out to set a new tone in Washington: Don't ask me, I just work here.

While Bush may be feeling "pretty spirited", Blue Texan documents the five stages of wingnut grief over the loss of the bomb Iran bombast. But Attaturk reminds us not all are giving up on "teh Crazy!"

Andy Borowitz reports on Iran being booted from a very prestigious club.

Steven D says with Bush it's all about the "knowledge". Or maybe it's the facts, at least as how Bush wants us to seem them.

And seems Bush isn't the only one who's incurious when it comes to Iranian intelligence. Mike Huckabee says he doesn't know a thing about it. Joe Biden would probably say that doesn't pass the smell test any more than Bush's Sgt. Schultz routine.

(Filed at State of the Day and All Spin Zone)


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