Washington DC - (Rioters): John Negroponte, Director of Artificial Insemination at the White House, has suddenly quit his post after less than two years after blaming the Pentagon's fuzzy systems protocols for civil war catastrophes in Iraq.
As Bush's chief spook in charge of 16 amalgamated spying agencies, Negroponte found conclusive and incontrovertibly logical reasons for backing the Rovian fantasy machine which sold to the American public crooks such as Jack Abramoff, Ken Lay, Tom Delay and Scooter Libby while tolerating patently risible assholes such as Mark 'Folie a Deux' Foley and Pastor Ted Haggard.
Negroponte, whose Italian-origin name means 'black bridge' was once famously the prime suspect in the God's Banker murder investigation which probed Roberto Calvi's 'suicide' under Blackfriars Bridge in London in 1982.
The continuing saga of twenty five years of cover up, obfuscation and disinformation associated with the investigation propelled Negroponte into the prime US intelligence slot after his heroic tenure of the US ambassadorship to the UN during Bush's global bargain basement sale of the Iraq war to a hapless world audience.
The ex-top spook is now likely to take up a job under Condo-Sleaze-Rice, a somewhat humiliating position to be in but definitely worth considering as an alternative to the next US ambassadorship to Baghdad.