Monday, July 09, 2012

They Can't Help Themselves

I think they actually believe it.

Wife's watching a new detective show, "Perception".   In the show, to test whether this mentally ... off ... guy can act as a human lie detector by picking up on subtle vocal queues ... they have Bush speaking the left's infamous "16 Words"

The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .”
The character laughs, indicating that he is detecting a lie.  Then they play the testimony of their suspect, and the guy laughs again, so they go after him.

But the allegation that the famous "16 words" was a lie has been thoroughly debunked.  But the left still believes it.

This is not an old episode, this is 2012.

There are multiple sources of this, including information in Wilson's report which he later denied, but I'll just send the reader to Factcheck.Org.

After nearly a six-month investigation, a special panel reported to the British Parliament July 14 that British intelligence had indeed concluded back in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was seeking to buy uranium. The review panel was headed by Lord Butler of Brockwell, who had been a cabinet secretary under five different Prime Ministers and who is currently master of University College, Oxford.

The Butler report said British intelligence had "credible" information -- from several sources -- that a 1999 visit by Iraqi officials to Niger was for the purpose of buying uranium:
Butler Report: It is accepted by all parties that Iraqi officials visited Niger in 1999. The British Government had intelligence from several different sources indicating that this visit was for the purpose of acquiring uranium. Since uranium constitutes almost three-quarters of Niger’s exports, the intelligence was credible.
The Butler Report affirmed what the British government had said about the Niger uranium story back in 2003, and specifically endorsed what Bush said as well.
Butler Report: By extension, we conclude also that the statement in President Bush’s State of the Union Address of 28 January 2003 that “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa” was well-founded.


Severian said...

Honestly: This surprises you?

The list of obvious, gross errors the left still believes extends back to 1848. In their hearts of hearts, these people still think fucking Marxism can work; do you really think they're capable of processing facts about the dreaded Booooooooosh?

People are leftists because they can't think, and don't want to think, and run screaming from the very presence of something which requires intellectual effort. If they could handle facts and reality-- things like elementary math and basic history -- they'd join the Tea Party.

philmon said...

Yeah. But I don't want to hear another word about the cultural influence of "Faux News".