Skip to comments."Notice That At No Time Will My Fingers Leave My Hand!" ( The 'Bush Lied' Lie )
Posted on 11/15/2005 11:54:49 AM PST by txgirl4Bush
Two years after the invasion of Iraq, the effort to use terrorism to bring down the White House continues unabated. It isn't that al-Qaeda has been all that effective against the American homeland, or even against US forces in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The number of US troops stationed in Iraq is roughly the equivalent to the population of a mid-sized American city, say, Buffalo, New York. A quick glance at the Buffalo News' obituary column provides the math that says more Americans died in Buffalo, New York since the invasion of Iraq than have actually died IN Iraq.
A comparison of gun deaths in Washington DC over the equivalent period provides math that says that, statistically, an American in Washington DC has a better chance of being shot to death in Washington DC than he does serving in Iraq.
Comparing the risk of violent death between Americans in Los Angeles and Americans in Afghanistan, an American soldier in Afghanistan satistically has the safer assignment.
And comparing the reception American forces can expect to get from liberated Iraqis and the reception US Armed Forces recruiters get in Seattle's federally funded schools. . . well, in Baghdad, troops have to GUESS whether they are being cheered or cursed.
There is an old magician's trick that exhorts the audience to look and see that he has 'nothing up my sleeve'. That presupposes there will be people in the audience clever enough to see how the trick is accomplished if their attention is not misdirected.
But saying, 'notice at no time will my fingers leave my hand' is sufficient distraction to convince a Blue Stater that George Bush is a "bigger threat to US security than Saddam Hussein and Osama bin-Laden combined" as one recent email flamer proclaimed while calling ME gullible.
It matters not at all how stupid or even how impossible the charge is, provided it will get the job done. The 'job' is to ensure George Bush's presidency is a failure. I have been trying to find an example of what one might call an American 'loyal opposition' emanating from the Left.
That is to say, I've been trying to find an example of a Bush opponent who is not merely opposed to Bush's policy because they ARE Bush's policies, but one who has a workable alternative to advance in its place.
America's political checks and balances are guaranteed by the existence of a governing party and the 'loyal opposition'.
Here is how it is supposed to work:
The governing party's job is to advance American interests based on what it believes is best for the country. The loyal opposition's job is to advance American interests based on what IT believes is best for the country.
When they disagree, it is the duty of the loyal opposition to convince the voters that it has the better plan for advancing American interests. This loyal opposition keeps the governing party's focus on proving it has the better plan.
In theory, that serves to create checks and balances on the governing party, and forces both sides to converge closer to the center, thereby representing the broadest range of American opinion on how best to advance America's interests.
The operative phrase here is 'best advance American interests'. Nobody is elected to office on the promise to work against America's best interests.
So, what is the 'loyal opposition' up to? Dick Durbin told the world -- from the well of the United States Senate -- that US forces are comparable to Nazis. He cited a classified FBI report to back up his charge, knowing, since it was secret FBI report, any denial would sound like a cover up, but the full report would never come to light in context.
Durbin alleged American treatment of terror detainees at the Guantanamo Naval Base is comparable to torture at the hands of Nazis, Soviet gulags and even Cambodian mass murderer Pol Pot.
Currently, there is a major Democratic push to convince America that the United States invaded Iraq on false pretenses and is fighting an illegal war in which American forces are being asked to lay down their lives for a lie.
Not a single Democrat has offered a workable alternative -- apart from abandoning the Iraq battlefield to the enemy and hoping he'll leave us alone afterwards.
I 'googled' the phrase, 'misled this nation into war' this morning. I got 667 'hits' on the phrase.
At the top of the list was a 'Yahoo' news feed entitled, "Bush Rewrites History To Criticize His Anti-war Critics." The Albany Times led with; "Manipulating Facts" as the title of its editorial telling the world America is a warmongering superpower run amok.
Canada's Globe and Mail's story covering Bush's denial that he lied to America is headlined, "Bush Attacks Iraq War Critics". New York's "Media Channel" had a story under the headline, "We Do Not Torture -- And Other Funny Stories."
One wonders, which is LEAST in America's best interests, given the current global situation? Advancing an alternative plan to Bush's existing policies?
Or telling the world that America is a superpower run amok, torturing and killing at the whim of a mad leadership and a conscienceless military?
An honest examination of the charges being leveled against the Bush administration by leading Democrats finds the following to be true:
If the Bush administration lied about the reasons for war, so did they. If they were deceived by the intelligence, then it follows that so was Bush. To argue otherwise is to condemn themselves.
Current Democratic claims that Bush had intelligence they didn't have is an admission that they voted to put American troops in harm's way without doing their own jobs. Every member of Congress has full access to any intelligence the President does. Let me put it another way. The President cannot withhold intelligence from Congress.
Anything the Congress wants, the Congress gets. If a member of Congress asked for something and did NOT get it, there would be Congressional subpoenas flying around like flies at a picnic. If a member of Congress doubted the pre-war intelligence and voted for the war without checking it out for himself, he was derelict in his Constitutional duty.
By charging they were misled by the Bush administration, they are admitting to such dereliction of duty. But that doesn't seem to matter. "Notice, at no time will my fingers leave my hand," and presto!
"Only Congress can authorize war, but we were misled by the White House and so that's why none of us did our jobs" becomes an anti-Bush rallying cry.
The misdirection is so complete that the Useful Idiot Brigade marches right out and announces to the enemy that they are really the good guys and that they are being oppressed by the bad guys in Washington. And most of them are so stunned by the magic trick that they can't figure out how they were turned into supporters of anti-American terrorism.
I am so stinkin' sick of having to explain the obvious that it really makes me shake my head in disbelief. What fascinates me is that anyone who dares defend America's integrity is automatically assigned the label of 'Republican'-- as if supporting America during wartime is a political, rather than existential, issue.
In any case, it flat doesn't matter whether one is a Republican or a Democrat -- facts don't change according to party affiliation.
Fact: America is at war with an enemy who has promised that if we don't kill them, they will certainly kill us.
Fact: American forces, equipped with the most effective weaponry in human history are fighting al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Fact: American citizens, equipped with the finest briefcases money can buy, are NOT fighting al-Qaeda terrorists in New York City.
Fact: The enemy's stated rationale for war is that America is an anti-Muslim, immoral and dishonest superpower whose goal is to replace Islam with American-style democracy.
Fact: The enemy's stated goal for war is that the only defense is to impose an Islamic style democracy on an anti-Muslim, immoral and dishonest American superpower as a favor to the world.
Fact: The best sources for proving America is an immoral, dishonest and out-of-control superpower to a skeptic are the New York Times and the US Congressional record of speeches offered by the 'loyal opposition'.
Fact: It is NOT in America's best interests to officially confirm the enemy's assessment of America from the Houses of Congress as part of a political strategy.
And this one, final fact. There is ZERO evidence that anybody DELIBERATELY misled anybody in the first place. Without knowing what is true, how can one lie?
Twenty years ago, I would study the outline of Bible prophecy and I would always stumble over the part where the antichrist deceives the whole world into accepting him as a god. Impossible, I always thought. Even the REAL God didn't get the whole world to accept Him and He used the truth.
Ten years ago, I had fewer doubts that it would happen, but I always had trouble picturing it, somehow. I still couldn't picture the people I knew ever lining up to get a literal government 'stamp' in order to participate in a political and economic system.
The Clinton administration dispelled a lot of my doubts that one day, great masses of the public would worship a man as a deity. While Clinton-worship never rose the level of actual belief in him as divine, it established beyond any doubt in the willingness of the masses to accept, and even defend an obvious lie, provided they liked the liar.
Today, we bear witness to another milestone. Great masses of the public truly believe that America is the Great Satan. Including members of America's loyal opposition who have yet to explain why Bush would invent a case for war when the real reasons were more than adequate.
Even though making it all work requires; a) believing George Bush is omniscient, and, b) a tacit admission that the Democrats who voted for the war are either stupid or derelict.
Paul writes of a coming 'strong delusion' in the last days. "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." (2nd Thessalonians 2:10)
Given what passes for 'fact', maybe that delusion won't have to be THAT strong, after all.
That's what I tried to point out with my song "Who's Foolin Who" I was hoping people would see the way the msm and dems are trying to play everyone for stupid. Hopefully it will make people stop and think and realize what the msm has been up to.
Buffalo had 285,000 people as of 2003...quite a bit more than the number of American troops in Iraq.
The Second Amendment...
America's Only Homeland Security!
Be Ever Vigilant!
What I tried to point out in my song is that each and every day the media tells us the body count of our troops. And they keep bombarding us with the same question; "when should we pull out?"
But when you look at the numbers of murders in some of our cities right here in America, you realize that the media is trying to play us all for fools.
Our troops are over there in Iraq fighting a WAR and doing one awesome job! I want to ask people to stop and think, realize just what an awesome job our troops are doing over there.
If the media touts the death toll in Iraq and asks when should we pull out? Then should we pull out of the cities here in America also? Should we leave New York, Chicago and Los Angles? because of the high death tolls? And we aren't even at war in our own cities. So that proves even more that our troops are doing one awesome job!
Top post. Tks.
Indeed Al Queda is laughing it's backside off, listening to the West tear itself apart.
I've been telling all my friends since the beginning that if the press took the time to amplify every murder and death stateside the way they do Iraq deaths, we would think we were living in a war zone.