Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hypocrite-in-Chief, Bush Propaganda, Bush Terror, Cheney: World Savior, Eugene Robison, Administration Lies and The Nuts Running the Country.

Our piously, hypocritical, joke of a president, gave a speech to the U.N. yesterday. It was the usual crock of Bush crap and while he seems to be pretty good at fooling politically ignorant Americans, I doubt if very many, if any, at the U.N. took him seriously. They have experience what he says, usually isn't what he does.

And we should be worried.

For instance,

Striking a more conciliatory tone than in previous addresses on the subject,
Bush said Tuesday that the United States has no objections to Iran achieving a
"truly peaceful nuclear power program" and told the Iranians that he looks
forward "to the day when you can live in freedom, and America and Iran can be
good friends and close partners in the cause of peace."

Yet, while he's telling the world this is what he wants, this is what he's doing,

Just now on CNN, Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner (Ret.) said, “We are conducting
military operations inside Iran right now. The evidence is overwhelming.”

Gardiner, who taught at the U.S. Army’s National War College, has previously
that U.S. forces were already on the ground in Iran. Today he
added several additional new points:

1) The House Committee on Emerging Threats recently called on State and
Defense Department officials to testify on whether U.S. forces were in Iran. The
officials didn’t come to the hearing.

2) “We have learned from Time
today that some U.S. naval forces had been alerted for deployment.
That is a major step.”

3) “The plan has gone to the White House. That’s not normal planning.
When the plan goes to the White House, that means we’ve gone to a different

My personal favorite line from his speech sounds like he was talking about his own administration:

"This propaganda is false, and its purpose is to confuse you and justify acts of

Such as,

TORONTO - The United States "very likely" sent a Canadian software engineer to
Syria, where he was tortured, based on the false accusation by Canadian
authorities that he was suspected of links to al-Qaida, according to a new
government report.

And this country is currently spending billions to outsource torture to private contractors.

The thousands of mercenary security contractors employed in the Bush
administration's "War on Terror" are billed to American taxpayers, but they've
handed Osama Bin Laden his greatest victories -- public relations coups that
have transformed him from just another face in a crowd of radical clerics to a
hero of millions in the global South (posters of Bin Laden have been spotted in
largely Catholic Latin America during protests against George W. Bush).

The internet hums with viral videos of British contractors opening fire on
civilian vehicles in Iraq as part of a bloody game, stories about CIA
contractors killing prisoners in Afghanistan, veterans of Apartheid-era South
African and Latin American death squads discovered among contractors' staffs and
notoriously shady Russian arms dealers working for occupation authorities. One
Special Forces operator told Amnesty International that some contractors are in
it just because they "really want to kill somebody and they can do it easier
there ... [not] everybody is like that, but a dangerously high element."

The White House propaganda campaign is getting out of control and just plain weird. They have five-time draft dodger and the great white hunter of caged animals and old men, out there saying that the fate of the world depends on the Bush Administration's being able to torture, get rid of due process and spy on the American public. And there are people out there that are stupid enough to believe it.

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney cast the global war on terror on
Tuesday as a "war of nerves," borrowing a phrase Harry Truman used to describe
the Cold War. Cheney asserted that the hopes of the civilized world depend on a
U.S. victory.

"We are not going to let down our guard," Cheney told a convention of
automobile dealers. He said President Bush "will not relent in the effort to
track the enemies of the United States with every legitimate tool at his

He defended the administration's warrantless wiretapping and detainee
programs, both subject to criticism from Democrats and some members of his own
Republican party.

Eugene Robinson's essay on torture and the Hypoctite-in-Chief is right on the money.

I wish I could turn to cheerier matters, but I just can't get past this
torture issue -- the fact that George W. Bush, the president of the United
States of America, persists in demanding that Congress give him the right to
torture anyone he considers a "high-value" terrorist suspect. The president of
the United States. Interrogation by torture. This just can't be happening.

It is not possible for our elected representatives to hold any sort of
honorable "debate" over torture. Bush says he is waging a "struggle for
civilization," but civilized nations do not debate slavery or genocide, and they
don't debate torture, either. This spectacle insults and dishonors every

I just pretty much think that the Bush Administration lies about everything. If someone can prove me wrong, please do.

Remember all those NYC, 9/11 heros that Bush used as props in a photo-op, after he finally summoned the courage to go to NYC after 9/11? The Bush Administration lied to them.

In her first report for 60 Minutes,
Katie Couric examines the health effects and fallout from the toxic dust inhaled
by first responders at Ground Zero. She reports that nearly 25% of the FDNY is
suffering from respiratory problems that can be directly linked to Ground Zero
and that Bush administration officials changed the EPA press releases to sound
more "reassuring" Couric requested an interview with Mayor Giuliani. He

If there's anyone in this country that pays taxes and watchs television, the Bush Administration lied to you.

Local ownership is good news for local communities, according to the study.
But this was bad news for Powell. The findings openly challenged his
assertions that "commonly owned television stations are more likely to carry
local news than other stations." Thus instructions came down from "senior
managers" to destroy "every last piece" of the study.

The second study,
which just came to light today, found that the Telecommunications Act of 1996
led to the drastic decline in the number of radio station owners while the
actual number of commercial stations in the U.S. increased—a strong indicator
that a handful of companies were hoarding local radio airwaves.

This study, too, was buried during Powell's rocky tenure.

If you saw a complete fool on an aircraft carrier, underneath a mission accomplished sign, saying that the major combat in Iraq is over. The Bush Administration lied to you, too.

The U.S. military is unlikely to reduce forces in Iraq before next spring
because the current contingent of more than 140,000 troops is battling sectarian
violence that could prove "fatal" to the country if not arrested, the top
American commander for the Middle East said yesterday.

"This level will probably have to be sustained through the spring" amid
aggressive operations to stabilize Baghdad, said Army Gen. John P. Abizaid,
chief of the U.S. Central Command. "I do believe that the secular tensions, if
left unchecked, could be fatal to Iraq . . . and the center of the problem is
Baghdad. It's the main effort," he told defense reporters.

But there are extenuating circumstances for all this lying. The Bush Administration is comprised of mostly no-brained, right-wing ideologues. And as we all know, to these folks, lying's not wrong, it's a lifestyle. Media Transparency provides us with an alphabetical list.

Since the selection of Republican George W. Bush as president by the US
Supreme Court, the people of the sponsored conservative movement, holed up in
think tanks, universities, and sponsored media institutions across the country
have appeared like Jackals at a fresh kill to pounce on our bloodied democracy
and are now populating the new administration. Media Transparency is seeking to
document this transition from privately sponsored, tax-exempt,
government-in-waiting to actual government.

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John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)