Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Emperor George W. Palpatine

"That was before the Empire... before the Dark Times..." -Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

This from Newsday via Liberal Oasis:

CIA plans to purge its agency
Sources say White House has ordered new chief to eliminate officers who were disloyal to Bush

Knut Royce-Washington Bureau
November 14, 2004
WASHINGTON -- The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President George W. Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to knowledgeable sources."The agency is being purged on instructions from the White House," said a former senior CIA official who maintains close ties to both the agency and to the White House. "Goss was given instructions ... to get rid of those soft leakers and liberal Democrats. The CIA is looked on by the White House as a hotbed of liberals and people who have been obstructing the president's agenda."

Read it here.

I've been thinking about the similarites between the Bush Adminstration and the rise of Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films. A quick google-job and I find that those egg(ers)-heads at McSweeney's have beat me to it. I love McSweeney's - it makes me feel cool AND smart, and helps me forget that these are, one way or another, the END TIMES.

Condoleeza Rice as Secretary of State? It seems like everyday is backwards day in Jesusland. Failure=Promotion, Liberation=Heavy Civilian Casualties, 2 + 2 = 5.

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