Of Downing Street and Cigars:
There's a basic problem with the Downing Street Memo (or, more properly, "Minutes") that ensures its consignment to the trash heap of Bush administration scandals: there's no mention of a cigar in a pussy. Ya see, if the memo had said, "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. And George W. Bush likes to put his cigars in an intern's vagina," well, then we're talkin' 'round the clock coverage of the memo, the cigar, and the vagina. If the memo said that the head of British foreign intelligence was reporting to Tony Blair that "It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran. Plus, the President of the United States puts the vaginally-soaked cigars in his mouth and comments on the quality of the flavor," oh, how Kansas would burn, how Alabama would explode, how Bill O'Reilly would say that he likes the taste of pussy on his cigars, too.
But now there's the new briefing paper for Tony Blair that says the Bush administration didn't give a rat's ass about the postwar period. We'll go into media implications of that later today.
(This was a much longer post until the fucking power went off because of a fucking repair truck and the Rude Pundit hadn't saved as a draft the last twenty fucking minutes of writing. So more later.)