30 March 2007

Questions ZEN would ask at a Presidential Press Briefing

Hello ZENers, I know you don't read the Presidential Press Briefings; why would anyone want to lose their conscious mind, in the face of blather-rehashings and misdirected spinning?

But ZENmud enjoys following the lack of logic and constant, spite-filled venom, that now is spewed daily by "Interim" Press Secretary Dana Perino.

Here's a selection, in which she states the consequences of the Democratic bills to be presented to the President, targeting September 2008 as a withdrawal target (non-binding) from the March 29th briefing:

"This reprogramming will then accelerate delivery of nearly 300 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles that were included in the President's supplemental request and are needed by our troops on the ground. This reprogramming of funds is only necessary because Congress has failed to act in a timely manner on the President's emergency funding request."

And here's something from the day before:

"Q The President emphasized al Qaeda in Iraq, and if they don't -- we'll fight them there. Before the war, he indicated -- he not only indicated, he said that there were no ties with Saddam. Is he responsible for bringing al Qaeda into Iraq?

MS. PERINO: I don't think the President is responsible -- no, absolutely not. Al Qaeda went to Iraq --"

SIDEBAR: Tony Snow, afflicted by a cancer remission, has temporarily abdicated his hotseat to this next-best-thing... Dana Perino.

At least, his replacement is a RILF
... if such exists?


As I was typing: today's point is WHY DON'T 'THEY' ask HER THESE ZENish QUESTIONS???

ZEN-Q 1: Ms. Perino, you discuss the situation between Congress and the President as one of 'politics'... but some US citizens, and maybe some Iraqi citizens are aghast, that after OVER FOUR years of the War in Iraq, the President is calling his regular, periodic troop expenditures an 'emergency funding request': do you think the President is 'supporting' the troops, by not adding the Iraqi war costs to the Defense Department regular budget?

FIRST DANA blah-blah shift, spin and dodge-response here...

ZEN-Q 2: Please answer the substance, Dana! How many years of a conflict does it take for the EMERGENCY to become part of the support of the Defense budget that is openly debated in Congress? And do you think adding 300 vehicles as you described them, to a force of 150 thousand US fighting men and women, is more than 'a drop in the bucket'?

SECOND DANA faltering, re-hashing of first blah-blah...

ZEN-Q 3: You stated yesterday, that the President was not responsible for bringing or allowing Al-Qaida into Iraq: can you produce any statistics from the CIA, or British, or Israeli intelligence, pre-March 2003, that show the number of Al-Qaida that were known to be in Iraq pre-Coalition invasion?

THIRD DANA how-dare-YOU type insinuation...

FOLLOW-UP to Z-Q 3: But we chased bin Laden and his forces into the Afghani hills in 2001 and 2002, away from their bases; we succeeded, temporarily, in disrupting their modus operandi, and yet: by destroying Saddam Hussein, with NO PLAN for reconstruction, by the words of then-Secretary Rumsfeld ("
And it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."), and in support of Mr Chilabi, before the invasion, did the President not foresee that without total occupational control of Iraq, it would become the newest, most dangerous stronghold and world center for terrorist training, in aid of his so-called Axis of Evil?

FOURTH DANA 'stares uncertainly, distraughtly, into the VOID'...

And ...

ZEN Q 5 (the SHOW STEALER): Dana, is President Bush anticipating that Iran will use CIA-Abu Ghraib-Donald Rumsfeld-approved interrogation techniques on the British prisoners? If he is not anticipating that, is he afraid of this potential step by observers of US treatment of Iraqi civilian detainees?

FIFTH DANA: OUR favorite RILF falls to the floor...

ZENistas - how much more time, more lost tax dollars and a more-greatly destroyed US reputation can the White House, and its chronically-lying Press Office permit, while covering the incompetence of this misAdministration?

It BOGGLES the unbloggable...

COURAGE! RILFs and all...

ç*”*”*””*ç”*”* ZENmud ”*””*ç*”*”*””*ç

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