Friday, September 08, 2006

We're Paying Them Ransom Over There So They Don't Kidnap Us Over Here

You just can't make this sort of clusterfuckery up. Truly, I kid you not, things are so bad in Iraq that the Americans now have an "Office of Hostage Affairs" in their bunker bolt hole embassy in Baghdad. No wonder their fat-arsed deathsquad liaison officers "diplomats" don't dare leave the green zone. The Cheney Bush administration's capacity to turn everything they touch to brown smelly biowaste has risen sunk to new heights depths. Don't believe me? Here:

State Dept. Daily Press Briefing September 7, 2006
Friday, 8 September 2006, 10:51 am
Press Release: US State Department

Daily Press Briefing
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 7, 2006

"QUESTION: Yes. The White House today published a statement mentioning an Office of Hostage Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Does it mean that the State Department has a hand in the U.S. Hostage Affairs in Baghdad? And --

president Cheneychimpanzee walking on this hind legs for the photographer in the US embassy Baghdad June 2006MR. MCCORMACK: Can we participate? There's an office there.

QUESTION: What is it exactly?

MR. MCCORMACK: You know, I think I would rather let the embassy talk a little bit about what it is that that office does. Certainly they're there. We want to see anybody who in Iraq is taken captive released. We obviously do everything that we can to see that our citizens are released unharmed and in a rapid fashion and there are also other states who unfortunately have their citizens taken hostage. And whenever something like that happens, if there is a state that wants to talk to us about it, seek our assistance, we are always ready there, ready there to help. But I'm going to let the Embassy talk in more detail if they choose to about that particular office and their efforts.

QUESTION: Okay. Can you ask also if there are other such offices in other embassies around the world?

MR. MCCORMACK: Sure.

QUESTION: Is it the only embassy in the world you have such an office?

MR. MCCORMACK: I'll check.

QUESTION: Thank you."

PS: The number of body bag occupants American troops hostages lucrative investment opportunities for enterprising Iraqis has now risen to 145,000.

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