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Tuesday, May 04, 2004
 
Deny reality. Refuse to learn from mistakes.
Refuse to even acknowledge the possibility of mistakes. Sounds like a great strategery for winning the War On Terra™. So now we get this surreal pair of quotes:
" ...in recent congressional testimony about heroin flow out of Afghanistan, Drug Enforcement Administration head Karen Tandy spoke only of "potential links" and "possible relationships" between Afghan traffickers and terrorists. Drug agents in Central Asia say they're baffled by Tandy's hedging.


"The connection is absolutely obvious to us," said Col. Alexander Kondratiyev, a senior Russian officer who has served with border guards in Tajikistan for nearly a decade. "Drugs, weapons, ammunition, terrorism, more drugs, more terrorism - it's a closed circle."..."
Drug agents baffled by Administration hedging? Haven't they been paying attention for the last three years? Acknowedging the problem of exploding Afghan heroin production and its connection with terrorist finances would mean that this White House made a mistake--even after being warned about this exact scenario--and as we all know, this W.H. never makes mistakes. Just ask George.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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