I'll of course leave it to Glenn Greenwald, since this story falls right in his wheelhouse, to put this news into greater historical context, but I am honestly not sure whether to scream or yawn anymore when informed of new evidence of how mendaciously the Bush administration behaved in the run-up to the Iraq war.
The latest development is the alleged attempt by the administration to get the CIA to forge and backdate a memo concocting some bogus link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, as reported in Ron Suskind's new book, "The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism." The White House, of course, denies the allegation. "The allegation that the White House directed anyone to forge a document from [former Iraqi intelligence director Tahir Jalil] Habbush to Saddam is just absurd," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.
Yes, Mr. Fratto, how absurd -- because, like, there's just no historical precedent with this administration for lying, misleading or manipulating intelligence. We should all be ashamed of ourselves for such absurdities.