There Is a Point Beyond Bias
Yet more lies. I know I said before that Bush & Co. lied their asses off, then lied about lying. I know I went to superlatives. But these guys just find ways to exceed themselves, to do it again and again and again. From the Washington Post:
A secret fact-finding mission to Iraq — not made public until now — had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. Leaders of the Pentagon-sponsored mission transmitted their unanimous findings to Washington in a field report on May 27, 2003, two days before the president’s statement.
The three-page field report and a 122-page final report three weeks later were stamped “secret” and shelved. Meanwhile, for nearly a year, administration and intelligence officials continued to publicly assert that the trailers were weapons factories.
The bottom line: there is really little choice but to treat each and every word out of Bush’s mouth to be self-serving. He will go to any lengths to promote his agenda, and that means classifying as secret evidence that he is wrong. President Bush will lie. He will lie knowingly and repeatedly. With certain proof he is wrong clutched in his hands, he will hide it and lie to our faces. And this is not about his personal life. This is about life and death, this is about invasions and nuclear war.
What that means is catastrophe. What happens when you can trust the president to lie about anything he pleases, classifying the proof that he’s wrong, so even when you know he’s wrong, you can’t prove it enough to assert action to stop him? What happens is that you have an immoral lying bastard dragging you into disaster after disaster. What happens is a catastrophe.
I’m sorry, but I’m through being tolerant of the idiotic idea that “there are two sides” and we have to respect the other one. There is only so much you can take. This president has lied far too much, has destroyed far too much, has derailed our economy, trashed our military, broken the law, savaged the constitution, weakened the nation. When caught, he defiantly argues he has the power to do anything. He truly believes he is never in error. And now he’s planning nuclear war. Things have come so far that senior members of the military are close to resigning before going through with such insanity. And yet, because Bush controls what we see and hear, there’s no way to prove that Iran is not a threat. Iran could be a nuclear threat, but this president has lied so much we cannot know if he is not the greater threat to us. And yet we have this to deal with:
A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped. He said that the President believes that he must do “what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do,” and “that saving Iran is going to be his legacy.”
One former defense official, who still deals with sensitive issues for the Bush Administration, told me that the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government.” He added, “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’ ”
This president is megalomaniacal. He’s convinced himself that he’s going to conquer the Middle East, a modern-day Charlemagne establishing a new Holy Empire. He has become the over-the-top insane president of fictional works like The Dead Zone, convinced that he is destined to push the nuclear button and become the hand of God. He’s denying reality, classifying facts that disagree with his delusions. Global warming? Change the science. No WMD? Hide the evidence and lie. The military disagrees with the nuclear option in Iran? Have Rumsfeld hand-pick a council of yes-men and base your decision on their echo of your insanity. We will conquer Iraq and they will love us. We will nuke Iran and the people will rise up and greet us as liberators.
Supporting this president is supporting the ruin of our country and endangering the world itself.
Anyone who says they trust and support this president is indefensibly stupid, and I’ll say it to their face.