Saturday, 26 April 2008

All the President's Liars

Did you watch any CNN or Fox News or MSNBC, lo, these past five or six years, listen to the pundits and ponder the wise, informed comments of all the military experts the networks brought on to discuss Iraq policy, then conclude that maybe this war, this appalling invasion might actually be positive, that maybe the surge is working and torture ain't all that bad and the democracy is taking root and America is proud and perky and victorious once again?

Did you believe any of it? Because oh my God, they sure as hell worked us over like a rabid dog works a hunk of gristle.

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Here is the Times revealing, after two years of battling the Defense Department to release the 8,000 pages of incriminating documents by way of instigating lawsuits and leveraging the Freedom of Information Act — and barely even then — that this entire dour fraternity of deceitful military cretins has been in service of BushCo since Sept. 11 — and still is, to this very day.

To clarify: Whenever you've seen one of those dour-faced retired generals discussing details of U.S. war strategy on MSNBC, chances are staggeringly good he was/is in the pocket of Rummy or Cheney. Whenever a wise old colonel has appeared on Fox or CNN or CBS News to say the surge is working or troop morale is strong or that all those suicide bombings aren't really so bad, chances are overwhelmingly good that he is lying outright and you're hearing exactly what Donald Rumsfeld wanted him to say. Isn't that refreshing?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/04/25/notes042508.DTL

The key problem with all this distorted opinion- coming from the military experts and the Mainstream Media in general- is that it whitewashes issues that deal with instances of CRIMINAL misconduct on the part of the Bush Administration.

The fact that the US Congress is too weak (or compromised) to act independently in this matter does not bode well for those folks who would prefer an end to the US Wars of Aggression in the Middle East.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2008.]

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