Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Mother of all Analogies

The Cheney Administration very publicly derided the CIA for not clearly identifying Saddam Hussein as having a massive WMD program, and thereby justifying the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is well known that Cheney established his own intelligence office to bypass the old CIA and provide the intelligence that he wanted. Then, when it was evident that the logic for the Iraq invasion was based upon false claims of Saddam Hussein having a massive WMD program, the Cheney Administration blames the intelligence agencies!

Similarly, the Bush/Administration presided over a massive economic and financial collapse. Bush himself told Congress that a massive Wall Street bailout was necessary to prevent the collapse of the financial system. This was true. But then, after the financial system was saved by the government, the Republicans blamed the federal government for spending too much money, as if this was at the root of the massive problems that brought the economy to its knees.

The enormity of these lies boggles the mind, and indicates the depravity of our political system and indeed, since the lies have been swallowed to a significant degree by the conventional wisdom, of our nation itself...


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