Friday, September 10, 2004

Weighing In...
Did CBS get punked?
I'm taking a risky step, but I'm gonna weigh in on the forged document thing... WHO THE FUCK CARES??? An article in the Agonist sums up my thoughts exactly:

Why is the media talking about this? Haven't more than 1,000 US soldiers been killed in Iraq? Right?

Isn't our budget deficit higher, in dollar terms, than it ever has been before?

Isn't our current account deficit over 5% and unsustainable? Do people even know what a current account deficit is?

Where is Osama bin Laden?

And heaven forbid, let's certainly not talk about North Korea and Iran's nuclear programs.

Instead, the chattering classes, are well, chattering on and on about whether 30 year old documents were forged or not (would that they have focused this much energy on the forged Niger-Uranium documents).

Who cares? Can we please move on.

Okay, here's my only addition... regardless of whether or not those documents were produced now or then, are they factually accurate? If they weren't I would think the white house would go nuts refuting the claims made in the memos, but...
The White House distributed the four memos from 1972 and 1973 after obtaining them from CBS News. The White House did not question their accuracy