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"Although we have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, we were right to go into Iraq." Really? We were right to kill 11,000 Iraqi citizens, and we were right to sacrifice 1,000 of our military personnel?"

 

 

Let's Play Pretend!
BECAUSE REALITY BITES!

Posted July 16, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org

By: Ted Lang

Say what?! We gonna do it agin' Mr. Boss President?! Can you believe the arrogance?! Can you believe dismissing the facts from the 9-11 Commission and the Senate Intelligence Committee? And let's be clear -- both of these investigative bodies played puffball with respect to the glaring incompetence and unbelievable ineptitude of President George W. Bush and his Republican administration! Dumbo versus Joe Camel!

When I was a kid, a real long time ago, somebody would shout, "Let's play pretend!" "Okay," somebody would say - "what are we going to pretend to be?" "Want to play war, or cops and robbers, or maybe Space Patrol?!" I'm sorry, but that's what comes to mind when I reflect upon the toddler mentality just mouthed by President George W. Bush when "vigorously defending his strategy against terrorism," as The New York Times' David Stout wrote in his July 12th article covering Bush's Oak Ridge, Tennessee pontifications.

It reminds me of the Charley Reese effort a few days ago wherein Reese correctly pointed out the unmitigated stupidity of declaring war on a tactic instead of a threatening nation. It's similar to declaring war on sadness, or laughter, or just going to the bathroom.

In his piece "Days After Scathing Report, Bush Defends War on Iraq," it is astonishing that our government's Chief Executive would stick to the same tired, worn-out and threadbare lies virtually everyone in America and the world knows to be nonsensical bombast and bluster. In fact, his words do indeed remind me of the woodenheaded puppet, Mr. Bluster, on the late "Buffalo Bob Smith's" Howdy Doody show, another puppet with cowboy boots. The Iraqi War was the product of orders to puppet Bush from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as correctly pointed out by Ralph Nader.

Stout points out that Bush, ".asserting that the war against Iraq was right and that the United States, while relying heavily on firm diplomacy, would not shrink from future pre-emptive strikes defending itself." But wasn't that the point of the reports from these two commissions? No connection to Iraq was found concerning 9-11, and the Senate found that Saddam neither had the weapons nor the means to deliver them and make good on any threat to our national security. Was Bush listening?

If he was, how can he possibly say: "Although we have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, we were right to go into Iraq." Really? We were right to kill 11,000 Iraqi citizens, and we were right to sacrifice 1,000 of our military personnel? What did we gain from this Mr. President? How will you explain away the next terrorist attack because of the hatred and fear you have created in the world towards America?

"We removed a declared enemy of America who had the capability of producing weapons of mass murder and could have passed that capability to terrorists bent on acquiring them." Once again, the same disproven assertions and bald-faced lies. It's the Goebbels/Goering thing: State a bald-faced lie often enough, and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh will have all the material they need to earn their millions over the next several weeks.

And of course, in the light of irrefutable evidence of either the bumbling incompetence of both Bush's FBI and CIA, or a deliberate plot to program the 9-11 terrorist attacks to generate the required public outrage to trick the Congress and the American people into this deadly and bloody treason for the total advantage of Israel, Bush praises his executive agencies for the fine work they've done. Huh?

Bush offers that "In 2002, the United Nations Security Council yet again demanded a full accounting of Saddam Hussein's weapons programs. As he had for over a decade, Saddam refused to comply." Again, another bald-faced lie! Saddam provided extensive information on his weapons programs, and the Senate Intelligence Committee's evaluation confirmed that Saddam, not President Bush, was telling the truth.

This is precisely why the "he said-she said" evaluation of politics is such a total waste for thinking people. Only the intellectually challenged who require a Rush Limbaugh or a Sean Hannity to do their thinking for them get any "value" out of this nonsensical blather and baloney. It signifies nothing. It's all lies and propaganda to prop up a mere man over the rule of law. And a rule of law not based on morality and integrity is nothing more than printed police state dictums and fiats to swindle US out of our freedom, property, and our wealth.

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THEODORE E. LANG 7/12/04 All rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.

 

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