Jeez ... They're not even trying to hide it, to act surprised ... Make an effort at not being blatantly overt ...
In our latest installment of "I'm Shocked ... Shocked To Find Gambling Going On Here..." (Second one this month), the Bush Grindhouse is up to it's usual tricks ...
In the AM
Bush Wants $46 Billion More for Wars
In the PM
Worried Bin Laden Urges Iraq Insurgents to 'Unite'
That's right, boys and girls, just as The Commander Guy digs in to batter the Congress again with his Invasion and Occupation Funding requests, right off the presses comes a brand-spanking-new Osama bin Laden tape.
And we have to give the spinmeisters some credit ... They're updating their fearmongering ...
Since we've been beaten over the head, via the PetraeusReportPalooza, on how the surging is working, and things are getting better in Iraq ... And those little bon mots tossed around last week, with no real ownership, but just enough oomph to get it in the headlines, on how AIQ, to use the lingo, is all but vanquished ...
So, they can't have OBL (more lingo usage) spouting off with new threats, boastfully. They've gotta have him sweating ... Nervous ... And, as you see above, it's a "Worried Bin Laden" today ...
I can just picture Cheney, and Hadley and assorted other Neocronies, sitting around, putting the finishing touches on it.
"Concerned ...Let's say he's concerned"
"No, Mr. Vice President, we need something more telling ... Remember, the surge is working, we've got them on the run."
"You're right ... You're right ..."
"Let's say he's worried ... Worried conveys just enough weakness that our people can embellish on, in the PR's, etc ... We can tweak all the numbers to show that he has cause to be worried, etc ... Let's us show our strength ... "
And then they all clink their Caffeine-Free Diet Sprite cans together in a toast ...
I know it’s a week early, but much like when the little children come around in their Halloween costumes (rumor has the "No Health Insurance" is the hottest get-up), try to act scared and surprised ... You want to make them feel good.
Bonus They're Out There Links
Crooks and Liars: Bush Says No To Children And Yes To War - Bin Laden Tape Shows Up Just In Time
Think Progress: Days After Claiming U.S. Less Safe Due To Iraq War, Counterterrorism Chief Suddenly Resigns
Truthout: Olbermann: Bush Used Bogus Terror Threat to Scare Votes for FISA Bill
Crooks and Liars: Keith Olbermann Updates The Nexus Of Terror And Politics - Creating Terror Scares