(crossposted at The Blue Herald)
There's lovely symbolism in the fact that ABC's The Path to 9/11 casts Penny Johnson, best known as the Lady Macbeth of 24, Sherry Palmer, as Condoleezza Rice. Rice is a very intelligent woman, and I share her appreciation for classical music, but she's shown a brazen willingness to lie, repeatedly, to cover the collective asses of Bush and his other cronies. She's much smoother than a bully like Bolton, or the strange bulldog-éminence grise that is Dick Cheney, with his I-dare-you-to-call-me-a-liar poker approach. But her culpability is just as deep and vile.
One of the central lies in the "docudrama" features Johnson as Rice talking about how concerned President Bush is about the PDB, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside U.S."
Wait, does that mean it's no longer a historical document?
Does that mean that Bush didn't tell the CIA agent who flew to Crawford to brief him personally (since Bush is not a big, y'know, reader), "All right, you've covered your ass now" …?
It's just like Bin Laden being boogeyman number one one day and not a threat another; none of the Bushies or their cheerleaders can keep their stories straight. Even though it be by proxy, The Path to 9/11 is merely the latest but surely not the last attempt to re-write history and reality to their liking.