Condi Gets in Shape… for Gitmo?

After a very successful week of live workouts for the D.C. morning news, Condoleezza Rice has decided to take test her newfound hardbodity by training on the grounds of the only U.S. Naval base in Communist territory, “a highly successful stop for many Naval ships looking for a place for their crews to rest and relax.”

Creator of the Public Diplomacy Press Review (which I dutifully promo multiple times/week here) John Brown posted this hilarious essay at Selves and Others in which he warns Sec. Rice, of among other things, the program’s “revolutionary anti-exercise exercise program.”

I’m pretty certain Spike Lee is biting his tongue on this one, as he is already published as telling Condi to “stop smoking that crack” in the April Stuff magazine. Elsewhere, Condi’s “husband” President Bush continues making unilateral decisions regarding who is good and who is evil, with no regard (or knowledge)? of how parties such as his new friend Pervez Musharraf came to power (coup, but at least he’s not Taliban) and still apparently not briefed on the NPT.

Back home, the White House continues erasing history, or is it just threatening the messengers. And now even Tony Blair is saying “God made me do it” in reference to Iraq.

Sunday morning’s best: Rep. John Murtha on Face the Nation. (transcript) (video).

Addition by Detraction

I just got the memo — and at the risk of being classified a “determined detractor,” I want ON Rummy’s “electronic media engagement team.”

Because the best offense is the defense of the known unknowns.

“Fewer than 10 blogs written by those who oppose U.S. operations, which CENTCOM calls “determined detractors,” have established links, [CENTCOM’s Lt. Col. Richard McNorton] said.”

On Thursday Rumsfeld drew comparisons to the Truman years of the Cold War: “the future then too was unclear, the tasks often seemed insurmountable, and it was difficult to view things with the perspective that only history can offer.”

So Commie pinkos will be damned, we PATRIOTs shall spread nukes to whomever doesn’t yet want us dead — maybe they too will discover a “hopeful” existence, perhaps some sort of Asian democracy.centcom

McNorton: “‘The enemy’ even ha[s] virtual Caliphates. We were so far behind the curve,”

Sign me UP — and lift us up where we belong!

‘Four years, five months, 18 days and counting’

President Bush actually had the gall to make a surprise visit to Afghanistan Wednesday, where he was lambasted by journalists (only four questions were allowed) in a country which he considers to be one of his more successful pet projects.

The blinders, however were on full-force, when he responded to criticism (ahem, bin Laden… deteriorating security situation since U.S. troops left) with this robotic statement:

“….[W]e’re bringing the people to justice, and the world is better for it, as a result of our steady progress.”

Read Froomkin for the full recap.

Also…. more in-depth criticism of the NSA scandal has prompted AG Gonzales to attempt to clarify his testimony. And a survey reveals that 2/3 of the country finds Bush’s sidestepping FISA to be “clearly” illegal.