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August 22, 2006

Alert! Alert! Memory Hole Efficiency Falls To 99.86 Percent!

I have terrible news! I previously reported here and here that—as Saddam's trial for the genocidal Anfal campaign against the Kurds begins—the Memory Hole was functioning perfectly, with no references whatsoever in the U.S. press to Reagan's efforts to cover up what was happening and give Saddam political cover.

However, I'm extremely sorry to say we have suffered a major malfunction, with Hole efficiency falling to 99.86%.

Google News results for "saddam kurds" in U.S. publications within past two days: 700

Google News results for "reagan kurds" in U.S. publications within past two days: 1

Believe me, we take this breakdown as seriously as you do, and will be working 24/7 to repair it and crush those responsible.

Posted at August 22, 2006 05:13 PM | TrackBack

Just a tiny glitch. Only an editorial, not an actual news story, and all it says is that the Reagan White House "looked the other way." Looking the other way, perhaps the Reagan WH didn't even know what was happening. Plus Saddam was simply an "ally of convenience against Iran" (presumably in the same way that the Soviets were an ally of convenience against that other looming global threat of the twentieth century, the Germans). Plus Iraqis "may also bear some responsibility for the past."

This is well within the design guidelines I think. Let's not panic till it drops below 98%.

Posted by: radish at August 22, 2006 05:48 PM

Great catch Jonathan, let us all give a big hello to big brother who watcheth over us as the Lord is our shepherd in the land of the free, home of the censored.

I did a single term search with google that term being liar and this is my results.

The first two hits are of the most interest.

Posted by: rob payne at August 22, 2006 11:14 PM

Oh, Henry!!!

Why don't you pull on Fearless Leader's finger and find out?

Posted by: JLaR at August 22, 2006 11:23 PM

We seem to have quite a history of encouraging the Kurds to rebel only to pull the rug out from beneath them. Sorry suckers can't you take a joke? I could not help thinking of the time another Bush encouraged the Kurds to revolt only to leave them holding the bag. Promises, promises.

Posted by: rob payne at August 23, 2006 02:35 AM

"Looking the other way" is the most you'll ever get from the NYT regarding American involvement with genocide. "Looking the other way" is when you see someone being mugged and you don't want to get involved. "Being an accessory" is when you give the mugger a gun.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at August 23, 2006 08:14 AM

The 9/11 changed everything.

Posted by: abb1 at August 23, 2006 01:51 PM

Radish, you are too complacent. I'd say anything that drops below the percentage of American troops who are doing a magnificant job in Iraq is cause for concern.

Posted by: Jean at August 24, 2006 05:31 AM

sorry, magnificent. I'm sloppy, not illiterate.

Posted by: Jean at August 24, 2006 05:32 AM