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October 23, 2005
This profile of Scooter Libby mentions that Alan Simpson, the former Wyoming senator, is "one of Cheney's closest friends."
Huh. Well, maybe it's worth remembering that Simpson cozied up to Saddam Hussein in an April, 1990 meeting, telling Saddam his bad reputation could be blamed on "a haughty and pampered press" who "all consider themselves political geniuses."
Maybe it's also worth remembering Simpson said this to Saddam JUST ONE MONTH after Saddam had executed Farzad Bazoft, a reporter for the Guardian.
Of course, as soon as it became politically convenient, Simpson called Saddam "pure evil" and publicly wept big wet crocodile tears about the poor suffering people of Iraq. No one cared more about them than old Alan Simpson.
So I guess it's nice Dick and Alan have each other as friends. That way they each have someone to talk to, while no one else has to come within 100 miles of them and smell the stench of their rotting souls.Posted at October 23, 2005 02:41 PM | TrackBack