Skip to comments.Bush is lying about old deception (Al Jazeera repeating Dem talking points)
Posted on 11/27/2005 7:42:45 AM PST by FairOpinion
The American President seems in a collision course with his country; with his presidency rolling steadily downhill, as Americans start to rub sleep away from their eyes, and numerous polls show a sharp decline in his approval ratings, which have reached an unprecedented level.
Amid raucous debate in Congress about an exit strategy from Iraq, Americans have become increasingly angry at their Presidents policy. Not only has he deceived his people, Congress and the world about the reasons for invading Iraq; he is now deceiving them about the deceptions.
In a burst of political tantrums, the president and the vice president have shouted that it was 'irresponsible' to assert that there had been deception and it was unfair to the troops fighting in Iraq, stated a Chicago Sun-Times editorial.
Bushs admin is now lying about its old lies- Bush misused data to justify Iraq war, and most, if not all of his arguments in the run up to the war turned out to be false. And his administrations current argument that it is "irresponsible" to question the old arguments is equally false.
If a lie is a conscious effort to deceive, then the charge that the president and the men around him deliberately lied and are now lying again, then that issue must be left to heaven. It is enough to say they spread falsehoods three years because they had made up their minds that there had to be a war and are now spreading falsehoods about the original falsehoods, the article added.
And because hes not a man who likes to admit his mistakes, Bush seeks to cover up the mistakes with new ones, and protect old lies from uncovering by lying.
Cindy Sheehan, mother of Casey Sheehan, an American soldier killed last year in Iraq, has returned to Crawford, Texas, to resume her anti-war campaign against President Bush, according to The Associated Press.
Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier whose vigil against the war in Iraq outside President Bush's ranch, was greeted by nearly three-dozen cheering supporters as she arrived at the Waco airport.
The woman stressed that she will "keep pressing" Bushs admin until it ends Iraq occupation and brings the U.S. troops back home.
But many protesters were arrested near the ranch, while more than 100 continued the protest Wednesday with a symbolic Iraqi meal, and instead of the usual Thanksgiving feast, they ate salmon, lentils and rice.
"I feel happy to be back here with all my friends ... but I'm heartbroken that we have to be here again," Sheehan said.
"We will keep pressing and we won't give up until our troops are brought home."
Lies by the American Vice President Dick Cheney and Bush are almost the same- They both claimed and still claim the former Iraqi regime was trying to import "yellowcake" uranium for nuclear weapons.
And contrary to previous claims by the President who asserted that everyone agreed that Saddam did possess Weapons of Mass Destruction and that it is not his fault that all the intelligence agencies of the world believed that he did, many Democratic senators said they disagreed with Bushs argument and said that they werent realizing how much the case in favor of the war had been cooked and that the administration created the atmosphere among the nation to deceive it and win support for the war.
Challenging old lies by the President, whos trying to throw the blame on the intelligence agencies, the Democrats now say that not everyone in Washington supported the war.
Iraq war has been on Bush agenda even before September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. More than four years ago and before the attacks took place, the administration leaders, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz sought a war with Iraq, with some trying to come up with evidence that Iraq was in one way or another connected to Al Qaeda network, which allegedly carried out the attacks.
Everyone was trying to find evidence.
Then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and the vice president warned of "mushroom clouds."
Not only did the President deliberately lie to his people, he nonetheless presided over what was in effect and in truth a massive deception.
He would have gained his nation's and worlds respect if he just admitted his mistakes and assume responsibility, but it seems hes not prepared or willing to do so.
About three-fifths of Americans now believe their President did in fact deceive them. And lying didnt stop at launching Iraq war, Bush and Donald Rumsfeld, the Defense Secretary are now spreading more lies and deceiving the people about the reality of whats going in Iraq, claiming that the U.S. military is achieving great successes in the country, and that everything is now under the control of the U.S. military
Another lie is that the U.S.-led occupation forces wont leave Iraq now to make sure the countrys own forces and army are ready to handle its security, and that once the Army is done with the training of the Iraqi forces, theyll withdraw immediately, but of course we are not told how long that will take- Why after several years of that effort is there only one fully capable Iraqi unit (of 750 men)?
Despite Cheney and Bushs recent rhetoric and speeches rejecting the Democrats calls for an immediate withdrawal from the war-torn country, U.S. commanders have already started plans to close bases and withdraw troops in the coming year, according to two congressmen who returned from Iraq this week.
"They wouldn't put a hard date on it, but clearly the planning is at a very mature level," Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said. "We can shrink down the number of bases as we shrink down the number of Americans."
Also Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., said that in some Iraqi cities the turnover is already in progress. "They have a planned turnover process where American troops have already pulled back from some of the smaller bases.
The reason I posted this one from Al Jazeera is to show the evidence, that the Dems are indeed encouraging the enemy, giving them aid and comfort.
The terrorists cannot win, can't beat us, so the Dems are helping them out by trying to weaken our resolve, and the terrorists understand that.
Birds of a feather.
This is the first I've heard that salmon is an Iraqi meal.
I wouldn't put it past the Dems or our own MSM to have actually written this editorial piece, note it's not attributed.
"This is the first I've heard that salmon is an Iraqi meal."
Oh, you mean you don't know about all the salmon the Iraqis catch in the desert? ;)
Not that it would make one bit of difference, but it would be nice if Al-Jazeera printed this: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/Production/files/podhoretz1205advance.html
I'm sure the fact that the article repeats all of the Democrat talking points is merely a coincidence.
Amazing. There was an Al Jazeera article a while back that echoed Ted Kennedy's statement saying that the torturers were back at Abu Ghraib, but it's good to have evidence like this to throw back at the lefties. Thanks for posting it.
Then we have the age old question. If you lie about a lie, are you telling the truth?
Thanks for the link:
Problem is that not only Al Jazeera wouldn't print an article pointing out the facts, neither does the MSM.
Al Jazeera represents mainstream Islam. Islam can murder innocent civilians without conscience. Why are we surprised when they lie? And why are we surprised that Al Jazeera, our DemocRats and MSM tell the same lies?
Probably because we have a much higher standard of what comprises a battle-ready unit. We've seen (twice) just how "capable" the Iraqi army is against a real fighting force. The Republican Guard units under Saddam's regime were a step above a street gang with armor.
Yes, the famous sand trout.
Our system also allows good positions to be modified or reversed. That's the problem. It is difficult to maintain necessary but unpopular long-term strategies in democratic countries. The Cold War was the exeption, and that wasn't even that unpopular given the absence of active combat. And Carter almost lost it for us.
And, the leftists want us to believe that they are the "loyal" opposition. This editorial is proof positive that they are traitors giving aid and comfort to the enemy.