And They Keep Right On Lying
by James Glaser
For the life of me, I can not understand why George Bush and his administration continue to constantly lie to the American people so that we can go to Iraq and kill people. Their hate of Iraq must be very strong and their need to kill great, if they have to lie to make this war seem valid.
President Bush should know that every thing he says is checked by a thousand doubters and still he tells out and out stories without a shred of truth to them. An example is the reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency that the President sighted as proof that Iraq was on the verge of Nuclear Weapons. That Agency said there was never such a report. The White House came back saying they were wrong as to the date of the report and the Atomic Energy Agency had to report that there never was any report on that subject ever. No report, but George got to tell lots of people a story that made his lust for war sound reasonable.
There have been lots of "stories" out of Washington about Iraq that have been proved false, but they keep trying. Little do George Bush and his henchmen know that the truth would probably be enough for most Americans and for our government the truth would be quite a novel idea. Between secrets and lies many Americans no longer trust what ever justifications Washington uses for almost anything today. From the Gulf of Tonkin to the attack on the USS Liberty, our government has been less than truthful with us.
Now President Bush has blocked every citizen from seeing any Presidential Papers in our lifetime, because we would then be able to see for ourselves, government deceit.
Hans Blix, the head of the United Nations Weapons Inspection Team in Iraq has challenged several Bush Administration assertions about Iraq cheating and the notion that time was running out on inspections. Dr. Blix took issue with Secretary of State Colin Powells claim that Iraqi officials were hiding and moving illicit materials within and outside of Iraq to prevent their discovery. Blix said that the inspectors had reported no such incidents.
Dr. Blix also stated that he had no reason to believe, as President Bush charged in his State of the Union speech, that Iraqi agents were posing as scientists, or that his inspection agency had been penetrated by Iraqi agents. He also said he had found no persuasive indications of Iraqi ties to al-Qaeda. George Bush has stated many times, that we have definitive proof that Iraq has Weapons of Mass Destruction, now we are told that our proof isn't that definitive. No smoking gun.
Just as Germany in WW2 repeated lies to their people over and over again until they believed them, George Bush and his government is trying the same tactic. George has failed to learn that with the Internet of today, his lying just won't work. Beside that, it is just out and out dumb to have the world brand our President as a liar because after a while no one will trust us.
There are a number of nations that hate us, a number of nations that fear us, and now a number of nations that don't trust us. We as a nation better start waking up to what is said in our names.
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