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Commentary :: DNC
Is it David Kay or Danny Kaye? - The WMD routine
26 Jan 2004
If the subject wasn't as serious as a rogue administration in Washington driving the nation and the U.S. Constitution into the ground for fun and profit, one might be inclined to view Kay and today's corporate media frenzy as slapstick comedy
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The supposed revelations by the C.I.A.`s former chief weapons inspector, David A. Kay, that the CIA, not the Bush regime, is to blame for failing "to detect that Iraq's unconventional weapons programs were in a state of disarray" sounds a bit like a script for an old Hollywood farce. Are we talking about David Kay or Danny Kaye? If the subject wasn't as serious as a rogue administration in Washington driving the nation and the U.S. Constitution into the ground for fun and profit, one might be inclined to view Kay and today's corporate media frenzy as slapstick comedy.

Kay's comments fly in the face of Seymour Hersh's recent reporting in the New Yorker that the Bush regime was in fact, cherry picking CIA intelligence to justify a policy they already were committed to: the pre-emptive invasion of a sovereign nation. That practice, called stovepiping, takes unverified information out of intelligence and rams it up into the Oval Office as if it was solid intelligence. Kay failed to mention that practice in his remarks condemning Langley. One can only wonder why? In fact, it's all pretty remarkable coming from the man who once repotedly argued "that Saddam certainly HAD 'weapons of mass destruction' that the former UN inspectors would never find and that it would ultimately be necessary to invade and occupy Iraq to find them." Whoa! Which way is it, Mr. Kay? Was that your classic double-take?

Who IS this guy, Kay, anyway?? According to an article by writer/artist/researcher, William Bowles, "What the investigation of David Kay reveals is the incestuous and utterly corrupt, interlocking relationship that exists between defense corporations, the Pentagon, right-wing ideologues and the US/UK governments at the highest level, that makes any assertions made by Kay, Bush or Blah not worth the paper they're written on." Bowles finds Mr. Kay in bed with many of the usual suspects who both advocated for the invasion of Iraq and now stand to profit handsomely from it. Yet, the mainstream corporate media presently falling all over each other to report on Kay's highly questionable assertions has failed to mention any such damning information. Perhaps they are getting all THEIR "intelligence" from Danny Kaye!


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