“Bush has told the CIA chief to either resign or be forced to take the entire blame for the Iraq prison scandal. It is always pleasant to see how much trouble you can cause and still not get into trouble yourself. You have been posting my comments (but not all of them…why?) and one of the staff in the White House replied. You posted his objections, gave me the courtesy of rebutting him and it all went up. This fellow made the mistake of putting down his DoD address at the White House with disastrous results. His address was on the DISA system and after your posting, the system was immediately attacked from outside and there were serious problems. Their Niper and Sniper nets were put in danger and there is now hell to pay here. They still haven’t found me, not for want of trying, but they do hate your site. Someone here said you were a “Satanist Communist bastard” with “no respect for what our wonderful President is trying to do.” That’s a direct quote, by the way. I have it on my pocket recorder in case you are interested.
Bush had a Rose Garden Experience with the tame members of the press. Questions, known in advance, were asked of him and he responded with his coached answers. He didn’t look very good all in all. Someone asked him about rising gas prices and like some small child, he squalled “It’s all the fault of Congress! They wouldn’t pass my wonderful energy bill so blame them.” Pathetic. We have rising gas prices because the Bush people have invaded an Arab country, declared a religious Crusade against the evil Muslims and generally behaved like a bull in a china shop. Since Muslims control most of the world’s oil, we wonder why they took so long to retaliate. The poor Saudis are caught between the rock of Arab fundamentalism and the hard place of American business needs. When they announced that they were unilaterally going to increase production at Bush’s strong demand, the fundamentalists attacked foreign workers there, killing quite a few and scaring the shit out of the rest. The survivors are now fleeing in huge numbers, causing terrible damage to Saudi oil production. This was a shot across the Saud family bows and now we have to see which way they will jump. If they support Bush, they will also suffer more “incidents” and eventually be toppled. If they support the fundamentalists, the Bush people will threaten to invade them. Of course Bush can’t do this because he can’t even conquer Iraq so this is an idle threat and the Arabs know it. If gas prices continue to escalate, Bush is doomed in November.
In my opinion, he is doomed anyway. If this trend isn’t reversed, people here are afraid of criminal actions, impeachment proceedings (which are unlikely now) and other, less pleasant things. The Bush people hate anyone who does not agree with them and slavishly obey the President’s every wish, tolerate the British, love Israel and detest China (a growing business rival.) The security people are now having a full plate and people like me who leak have dropped a notch on the screen but we are still there. You will see a lot more very serious leaks before it is over and it won’t be over until November, we all hope. Nixon had the character (?) to resign when he saw he had lost the game but they will have to drag Bush screaming out of the Oval Office. The rest of them will all flee to Israel where they will be safe from prosecution. That’s Israel’s problem in the end. Arab suicide bombers on one side and the Neo Cons on the other.”
“Here is an interesting conundrum for you and your people to chew on: The Pentagon is hastily moving US troops stationed in Europe and Asia either to Iraq or to nearby areas like Italy. They are moving two divisions from Germany, one from South Korea and others from different areas. Also, main headquarters is being shifted from England to Italy. Now couple this information with the extension of tours of duty of all American military units now on active service, Kerrey’s “backdoor draft” and we have an interesting situation. If Bush wants to withdraw from Iraq within a month, why all of these troop movements? I had dinner with a friend of my wife’s whose husband is a civilian with the DoD and from that source I learn that we are not going to get out of Iraq. Loud proclamations that we are going to leave will be made but at the very last moment, the new puppet régime there, bought and paid for by the US, will make an “impassioned appeal” to Bush to allow American troops to remain “for just a little while” until the fledgling new and democratic Iraqi government can get safely off the ground.
This request, as I understand it, was written in the White House, sent to the Pentagon and forwarded to Iraq. The scenario has been carefully scripted, down to the last “sad but resolute” GI interview from a soldier that really wants to go home but realizes now that our beloved President has the vision and compassion to assist the growth of democracy in an area where it has never been before. Sounds just like something Josef Stalin would order done. No, we are not going to get out of Iraq at all; we will be there for at least five more years according to three sources who ought to know. Recruitment has effectively stopped so the military won’t release those men whose tours are over. They will stay in either until Bush is defeated in November or, if he is reelected, he can institute the draft he and his people have carefully planned for all along.
When I said a few days ago that the witch hunt for leakers has died down, I was wrong. It has just gone underground but is still just as intense. Bush is in a crazy rage about all the resistance he has been facing. He believes very firmly that he is acting on the orders of God Almighty and that anyone, be it the head of the CIA or some rogue reporter, must be punished for daring to thwart the Will of God! Some of the saner staffers here are becoming distinctly edgy and some are thinking of quitting but God help any of them who quit and talk! They have signed agreements to never, never discuss anything that they have learned while in the White House. I said before that Bush was a mean, vicious man and it is starting to slop out of the Presidential bedpan into the halls of power. I said there is something really wrong with this man (I personally think that he is as crazy as a loon…an unscientific diagnosis but given what I have seen and heard of him, not inaccurate) and events will prove me right!”
Earlier reports: Voice of the White House Notes from Inside the White House Controlling the News: Notes from Inside the White House Voice of the White House: Controlling the News Part 38
Voice of the White House May 31, 2004
Voice of the White House
Notes from Inside the White House
Controlling the News: Notes from Inside the White House
Voice of the White House: Controlling the News Part 38