Ron Suskind has a new book, “The One Percent Doctrine”, which details things going on behind the scenes in our administration’s “War on Terror.”
Recently, the Washington Post reviewed the book, bringing to light an incident from its pages that I find particularly disgusting.
Naturally, I felt the need to share.
The US captured Al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah in March 2002……whereupon it was discovered that Zubaydah was mentally ill and used by Al-Qaeda for minor logistical matters, such as arranging travel for wives and children.
The President was briefed on all of this by the CIA…..yet still insisted, two weeks later, on describing Zubaydah as “one of the top operatives plotting and planning death and destruction on the United States.” A big media splash was made about capturing one of Al-Qaeda’s “Top Operatives.”
When CIA director George Tenet disagreed with this assessment, Bush told Tenet “I said he was important. You’re not going to let me lose face on this, are you?”
Under White House orders, the CIA would make Zubaydah the first test subject for harsh interrogation methods. Bush asked “Do some of these harsh methods really work?”
The methods — torture — were applied.
Naturally, Zubaydah began to speak of plots of every variety — against shopping malls, banks, supermarkets, water systems, nuclear plants, apartment buildings, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty. As he spouted off these supposed plots, the US would dispatch thousands of uniformed men and women to each “target.”
There’s the “War on Terror” in a nutshell, kids.
As Suskind sums it up:
“The United States would torture a mentally disturbed man and then leap, screaming, at every word he uttered.”
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The Chimp’s entire strategy seems to be based on his aircraft carrier landing, i.e. whatever it takes to make his dick look bigger.
As are the start of every war:
Revolutionary War: “Fie on those colonists! My dick is bigger!” – King George III
WWI: “Mein Dick Ist Enbiggerist!” – Kaiser Wilhelm
WWII: “Mein Dick Ist Enbiggist!” – Hitler
“While I honor your big dick, I must humbly propose that mine is indeed the biggest!” – Hirohito
Korean War: “Don’t screw with my big dick! Look what we did to Japan in WWII” – Truman
Vietnam: “My dick is huge and I use it to skull fuck the corpse of Kennedy!” – Lyndon Johnson
Grenada: “I can be a war president; check out my jelly-bean, I mean BIG, dick!” – Reagan
Gulf War I: “I am NOT a wimp! Oh, and my dick is bigger than Saddam’s” – Bush the Elder
“Ha! Didn’t get me. My dick was obviously WAY bigger!” – Saddam Hussein
Gulf War II: “Saddam said his dick was bigger than my daddy’s! I’ll show him! My dick is bigger than the goddam deficit I created!” – Bush the Younger