It's a tough photo to look at and I should have warned you ahead of time, but, nonetheless, he's our Prince of Darkness. The caption below the photo says:
A National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran has been held up for more than a year in an effort to force the intelligence community to remove dissenting judgments on the Iranian nuclear program, and thus make the document more supportive of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney’s militarily aggressive policy toward Iran, according to accounts of the process provided by participants to two former Central Intelligence Agency officers.
I bet he's madder than hell today after the press ridiculed Bush after his news conference. Bush looked the buffoon trying to defend his aggressive stance on Iran after the NIE Report nixed any 'threat' from the non-existent nuclear program.
Chris Matthews said on his show this evening that the NIE Report was the best news he read in many months. "That pending Iran War has just been shelved," he told his audience and guests. Joe Biden, one of the quests, said that American trust in the world is gone, simply non-existent because of this report.
I wonder how it will play in Iowa? Matthews revealed that Bush has an 80% positive rating there among Republicans. No kidding. Apparently Iowans are some of the most easily manipulated people in America. Glad I don't live there.
What about the GOP candidates now? suggested Matthews. Their whole game, said Matthews, plan was to hype the Iran problem to take America's mind off of Iraq. I have a feeling that they will still use Iran to scare the people, just like we have been scared for most of the Bush-Cheney years.
Thugs. Just like the Mafia. Nothing but thugs.