Diary

Regarding the IOC investigating the Chinese gymnastics robbery

OK, we’ve seen this movie before. Here’s the cast:

Role _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Actor
CIA _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ IOC
Joe Wilson _ _ _ _ _ _ FIG(Int’l Gymnastics Federation)
Iraq _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ China
Niger _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Chinese bureaucracies
nuke documents _ _ _ underage documents

Plot
The CIA (IOC) sends Joe Wilson (FIG) to Niger(Chinese bureaucracies) to investigate allegations of nuke transactions (underage shenanigans) committed by Iraq (China).

After a week or so of shooting down mai tais with high-ranking muckety-mucks and sampling the nightlife in Niger (China), Joe Wilson (FIG) returns, reports ‘nothing to see here’, preens under fawning media attention (esp NBC in this case), appears in Vanity Fair, writes books, cashes in.

Rumors ostensibly disproven (as far as media are concerned) and the pro-American purveyors of such rumors are painted as liars, racists, xenophobes, and troublemakers.