Tuesday 21st of May 2024

our friend with the deranged psyche

‘Why do they hate us? 

 

 

President George Bush posed this question to the American public shortly after 9/11. 

 

It is a strong affirmation of the power of propaganda that some Americans still pose this as a serious question & are legitimately dumb-founded that such antipathy exists toward the United States. 

 

Our government, media & schools start burnishing the false notion of American moral superiority into our brains at a very young age. However, beneath the thin veneer of their whitewashed accounts of history & current events, abundant sources of information reveal the true malevolence of the moneyed elite who rule America. 

 

 

There is a great body of evidence that obliterates the inane notion that the United States is a benevolent world leader. Despite the ready availability of contrary evidence, many Americans remain blind to the truth about our despised nation & choose to believe the fairy tale version of “truth, justice & the American Way

Expect more of same

Wiley at Washington Post gives a couple of reasons.

And Dilbert nails the media. 

A minority of enlightened people

From the ABC

Anti-war protester in the minority, Bush says

US President George W Bush says anti-war protesters who are demanding that US troops be pulled out of Iraq are advocating a policy that would weaken America.
Mr Bush says the protesters do not represent the views of most military families.
The President says while he understands the anguish of protesters like Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in the war, he strongly disagrees with her calls for US troops to leave Iraq.
"I think those who advocate immediate withdrawal from not only Iraq, but the Middle East, are advocating a policy that would weaken the United States," he said.
Mr Bush also says he has met a lot of military families who say Ms Sheehan does not represent their views on the war.

BUSH NEWS (a translation):
IF YOU ARE IN THE ARMY YOU'D EXPECT A LITTLE WAR FROM TIME TO TIME, WOULDN'T YOU? OTHERWISE YOU'D BE BORE OUT OF YOUR MIND... AND A DEAD SON IS NOT MUCH TO ASK IS IT, FOR A BIT OF GLORY, PRIVATE U.S. ENTERPRISE INTERESTS AND SOME PETROL IN YOUR CAR, HEY?

"THOSE PEACE RATBAG TRYING TO STOP ME HAVING FUN IN MY LITTLE WAR GAMES? NOT ON MY HOWITZER...."

and they wonder why .....

‘The US Congress should reject a Senate bill if it includes a White House-proposed amendment that would allow the CIA to abuse prisoners during interrogations, a human rights group said. 

 

Human Rights Watch said that under President George W. Bush, the United States has become "the only government in the world to claim a legal justification for mistreating prisoners during interrogation." 

 

"The administration is setting a dangerous example for the world when it claims that spy agencies are above the law," said Tom Malinowski, Washington director of Human Rights Watch.’ 

 

Only US Seeks to Justify Abuse

a viper's tongue .....

‘You’ve got to hand it to Dick Cheney; no other modern politician has come so close to perfecting the theater of the absurd. Even as he protests his innocence of lying about matters of state, he lies about matters of state.  

 

In speeches Friday and Monday, the vice president, who has long insisted Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda were allies, Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, we would be greeted as liberators in Baghdad, and that the Iraqi insurgency is in its ''last throes," again evidenced his trademark inability to speak the truth.  

 

Continuing the administration's recent shrill defensive barrage over whose fault the Iraq mess is and with the truth chasing the lies in full view, Cheney had the gall to smear the war's critics as ''corrupt and shameless." Then, within a few sentences, he showed again why 52 percent of those polled by Newsweek believe Cheney deliberately "misused or manipulated" prewar intelligence.  

 

First, he shamelessly repeated the absurd notion that a bum-rushed Congress, most of which does not have high security clearance, was privy to the same intelligence as he and his war-salesmen allies. In fact, not only was Cheney and his staff poring over the classified testimonials of an array of known liars, forgers, drunks, opportunists and desperate exiles we now know supplied White House speechwriters with their best lines, he also had access to the intelligence community's combined disclaimers, rebuttals and outright denunciations of these sources and their conveniently tawdry tales.’ 

 

Cheney's Trouble With The Truth