One of the most dumb-shit items to come along in this horror is the formation of “Freedom Watch,” a right-wing nutwad of bozos trying to spend $15 million to bolster Decider George’s continued disaster in Iraq. And the mouthpiece for this bunch of shit is Ari Fleischer, Decider George’s former mouthpiece and the chief White House spokesman during the run up to invasion. And all the lies needed to get war going.
And from all indications, Ari indeed is an asshole. And able to tell a lie without a whisper of truth.
In doing research for this post, we at Compatible Creatures ran across tons of information on Asshole Ari, and almost all of it bad.
In an analysis piece for The New Republic, dated May 30, 2002, Jonathan Chait wrote: “Ari Fleischer, the White House press secretary, is famous. But I knew him back when he was merely infamous, as the chief Republican spokesman for the House Ways and Means Committee. He spoke with a cool, quick certainty, unhindered by any sense of conscience. A profile in GQ (Gentleman’s Quarterly) — not many Hill staffers receive such attention — dubbed him the “flack out of hell.”
In a more updated version of Asshole Ari, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough held a telephone interview with him Thursday morning and more shit bubbled forth.
“When we see all the missteps (in Iraq)…it makes it harder, does it not, for the American people to trust this administration moving forward?” Scarborough asked Ari.
And the shit-spin answer: “Look at the other side,” Ari said. “I could blame Jimmy Carter for creating the mullahs and the ayatollahs in Iran.”
What a total crock of cat and dog poo poo.
The day before, on MSNBC’s Hardball, Ari had spewed forth more shit. After a clip was run of Freedom Watch’s first TV ad, Ari was unable to name double-amputee, Sgt. John Kriesel, who is shown in the ad trying to bolster support for the war by continuing the lying claim that Saddam was involved with 9/11.
After Ari departed the TV screen, Hardball talked to Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, who dumped on the little shit.
“What bothered me most is that Ari Fleischer didn’t even know the guy’s name. He’s willing to run a multi-million dollar campaign utilizing the personal story of a soldier, and he couldn’t tell you on national TV what that soldier’s name is. It’s a problematic trend. People on both sides of the aisle but especially the president and this administration have continued to use troops as a prop, as a backdrop for political rhetoric. … Our troops are not political props and they’re not chew toys.”
And this from Tom Matzzie, Washington director of moveon.org: “The White House running an ad campaign is a sign of desperation, and Ari Fleischer’s emergence is so ironic since he’s the guy that pitched the lies that got us into the war in the first place.”
The big question: Will the American people� continue to pay attention to Decider George and his lying, warmongering people?
As we always say: Beware of assholes bearing shit.