I just finished watching the "60 Minutes", CBS News | Did Bush Press For Iraq-9/11 Link? | March 21, 2004�19:30:31
, interview with Richard A. Clarke, and I was going to give a short rant (and, I still might), however, lies.com
March 20th posting does a credible job of dealing with much of what I was going to say, and provides some good links. So, I'm not going to go there right now. (For a blow by blow analysis, see also comment secton of Eschaton
: "Richard Clarke's Book, posted 11:37pm)
As to the follow on story concerning Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, I was struck by the resemblance his biography, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri: Profile and Biography
: "Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri " has with that of former communist revolutionary Ernesto (Che) Guevara, Che Chic- Newsweek: July 21, 1997.
Wealthy family, studies medicine, and then leaves what is virtually a life of luxury, and goes on to fight for a 'social cause' they believe in, albeit, a losing cause in hindsight, at least in the case of Che.
I just can't resist contrasting these guys with Baby Bush's record on fighting for causes he believes in. I would link here to his brave efforts to fight against the communists in Vietnam, which he said he believed in, but I can't find any such record.
Quick side note: I find it interesting that the first link I found (and used) came from an atheistic organization:
Agnosticism / Atheism - Skeptical Inquiry, Freethinking, & Religious Philosophy
. Just interesting.