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Sunday, November 05, 2006 

Bush Lies - Crowds Cheer

The following is an excerpt from The Consortium News.

"The Nov. 7 elections are shaping up as not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats, but a test of how gullible – and how divorced from reality – the American people have become.

Some appearances have a 'Lord of the Flies' quality, as excited Republicans rally around their strong man hailing his pronouncements even when they make little or no sense, or when they celebrate the misjudgments that led to the disaster in Iraq.

“One of the lessons of September the 11th is that when we see a threat we have got to take that threat seriously before it materializes,” Bush told a cheering throng in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 3. “It’s an essential lesson in this new war. I saw a threat in Saddam Hussein.”

In that remark, Bush reaffirmed his commitment to what he calls “preemptive war,” but what others call “preventive war” and we have termed “predictive war.” Bush’s strategy is not classically “preemptive,” which implies the other country is poised to strike. Bush’s idea is to predict a future threat and then attack before the threat “materializes.”

While “preemptive” invasions are illegal under international law, “preventive” or “predictive” wars represent even greater threats to world order. They effectively guarantee endless warfare based not on real security threats but on vague perceptions of the future, a prescription for one, two, many Iraq Wars."

And it's not as if we weren't warned of Bush's wanderings from the truth. In an article in the New York Times called Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush by Ron Suskind, published: October 17, 2004, an adviser to George W. Bush sarcastically dismissed truth as a quaint fixation of journalists and their "reality-based community."

Consortium News
New York Times

NOTE - Buckdog originally ran this post on Sat, Nov. 4th - but for some reason it simply FELL OFF blogspot!?
The title has been changed from 'Bush Will Say Anything to Win - The Crowd Will Cheer' but the entire story is run again in its original form.

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