Sham, Sham, Sham, ShamTo the tune of Spam by Monty Python. Anywho, James Wolcott poses the all-too-fair question "[Is it] really an appropriate use of the Commander in Chief's time and the taxpayers' money to be jetting all around the country fielding softball questions from cherry-picked audiences?" while the Carpetbagger (from where? to where?) points to the upcoming episode of 60 Minutes where we learn "The U.S. military staged the interrogations of terrorism suspects for members of Congress and other officials visiting the military prison in Guantanamo Bay."(emph. mine, all mine, muah ha ha). Meanwhile the guy who let 60 Clinton nominees miss the Senate floor, some on the basis of the recommendations of just two senators, is talking like a madman, asserting "That would be serious, and constitutionally suspect, if a Senate majority did it. It is even more serious when, as we see today, a minority of Senators tries to capture the process." (as if a majority would ever need to stop cloture to get its way, exempli gratia, things simply wouldn't get voted out of committee). And in the biggest sham of all (and no, I'm not saying whether I mean the Iraq war in general, or this particular part of it) Ahmed Chalabi has become OIL minister for Iraq, on a temporary basis, at least, for now. Anyone want to lay odds he signs deals before he is replaced, ones favorable to US interests? Link thanks to the industrious DailyWarNews.
SHAM UPDATE: This just in, Rumsfeld spends time with important figures, to discuss with all seriousness, recruitment (I guess, I only have the picture). Thanks to WIIIAI.