Rep. Feinstein’s Foot, Meet Rep. Feinstein’s Mouth

Whoopsies.

A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an airbase inside that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counterterrorism collaboration with the United States.

The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.

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The CIA declined to comment, but former U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, confirmed that Feinstein’s account was accurate.

What I think is that Pakistan needs Obi-Wan Kenobi right about now: “These aren’t the drones you’re looking for.”

Draw your own conclusions on how screwed the Pakistani government is now.

Imagine Pres. Zardari saying “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” (I couldn’t resist)

(H/T Information Dissemination)

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Quick Thought on Dick Morris

I was just thinking, as I left my class just before, about Dick Morris.  This is something that I try not to do, generally, but in this case, it was fairly spontaneous.  I remembered how Dick Morris had been on two consecutive covers of TIME, which is not something that happens very often.  The first one was about how Dick was Bill Clinton’s golden boy, how he had won reelection for Bill, and all that stuff.  Then, the week after that, they ran a cover story about how Dick had done it with hos.  I thought, “Wow.  That fall from prominence didn’t take too long.”  Oh, and I thought about how ironic that a guy named Dick got busted for extramarital sex.  Moral of the story, ladies: Don’t marry guys named Dick, the blatant symbolism of that name is really just asking for it. So now Dick Morris, who was once oh-so-up-and-coming, is reduced to Hannity (pretty soon it will be de jure just Hannity, not like now, which is de facto only Hannity), saying pathetically hypocritical stuff about sexism.  Oh, and writing books with long subtitles.  Rather pitiful, eh?

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make proud.” -Ancient Greek saying