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Friday, September 21, 2007

One track minds

The Bush administration demonstrates 0 ability to chew gum and piss straight* at the same time (big surprise I know).

From Glenn Kessler and Robin Wright

Israel's decision to attack Syria on Sept. 6, bombing a suspected nuclear site set up in apparent collaboration with North Korea, came after Israel shared intelligence with President Bush this summer indicating that North Korean nuclear personnel were in Syria, U.S. government sources said.

The Bush administration has not commented on the Israeli raid or the underlying intelligence. Although the administration was deeply troubled by Israel's assertion that North Korea was assisting the nuclear ambitions of a country closely linked with Iran,

The current debate is about bombing Iran so Syrian nuclear projects are only interesting because Syria is friendly with Iran.

* the original Lyndon Johnson metaphor concerning Gerald Ford usually Bowdlerized to "walk straight"

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