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Every old pretext is new again


Good thread about how the global right is going back to a familiar well to justify an imperialist invasion by an ideologically congenial leader:

I mean, give Bush this, he put on his dog and pony show about WMD that didn’t exist and wouldn’t remotely justify a preemptive invasion if they did before the war. OTOH, Putin seems to understand that given how willfully gullible his audience is there’s no need to even pretend to be acting in good faith. Just randomly pulling idiotic conspiracy theories from QAnon randos is good enough for the Tucker/Greenwald Alt-Right Industrial Complex:

No matter how dumb you expect this timeline to be, it’s always dumber.

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