Thursday, July 17, 2003

Faith-based intelligence

No, they aren't shy about it.

As we know, "[F]aith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..." (Heb 11:1). And we sure haven't seen any evidence, so it must be faith...

And Blair (arf!) really, really believes:

I said with every fiber of instinct and conviction I believe that we are right.

And so does Bush:

And the -- our people are going to find out the truth, and the truth will say that this intelligence was good intelligence.

But what's with Bush's near-Freudian "And the -- our people", anyhow?

"[T]he" what?

The special ops team in the desert planting the weapons? The intelligence team forging the documents? That's a good explanation for his otherwise bizarre confidence, isn't it?