This story has everything—“unnamed sources,” talkative white house “insiders,” “unidentified presidential aides,” and “speculating” psychiatrists. What article would be complete without visual aids? Neatly tucked in amongst the “startling revelations” is a picture of a very young-looking George W. Bush, flashing the middle-finger salute. The only problem is, the picture was taken when Bush was the Governor of Texas and is cut from a video, when seen in its entirety, is clearly meant as a joke.
On November 9, 1979 a group of radical Islamic “college students” overran the American embassy in Iran and took 52 embassy personal and marines prisoner. For 444 long days, Americans were held hostage against all international law and the very act of entering the American embassy was an act of war. These hostages were abused and threatened nearly every day of their captivity.