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June 21, 2005

I Report, You Decide

-- by Dave Johnson

President Bush, in his Saturday President's Radio Address four days ago:

As we work to deliver opportunity at home, we're also keeping you safe from threats from abroad. We went to war because we were attacked, and we are at war today because there are still people out there who want to harm our country and hurt our citizens. Some may disagree with my decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, but all of us can agree that the world's terrorists have now made Iraq a central front in the war on terror. ... Our troops are fighting these terrorists in Iraq so you will not have to face them here at home.
This was just this last Saturday, and he's still saying that Iraq attacked the United States.

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 21, 2005 8:04 AM

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This was just this last Saturday, and he's still saying that Iraq attacked the United States.

No, it's even worse than that. He's trying to confuse the two facts and blend them together in defective (alas, most) minds. If he flatly said something that was untrue, he might be just stupid or uninformed or off the wagon again. But when he intentionally deceives it shows both his clear mendacious intent and his contempt for the mentality of his supporters. The latter is certainly justified, but no less evil for it.

Posted by: richard at June 21, 2005 8:11 AM

Maybe there's a corollary:

Bush's Governments Draw Terrorism

He was elected, we were attacked.
He installed a government in Iraq, now there's terrorism there.

Posted by: PSoTD at June 21, 2005 8:48 AM


Posted by: jjoats at June 21, 2005 8:53 AM

Did you read Digby's post about Bush's repeated lie? yesterday?

This is something our "free press" should be all over like Bush on a bald headed man.


Posted by: grannyinsanity at June 21, 2005 9:12 AM

The United States is at war with Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran.

The United States has always been at war with Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran.

War is Peace

Freedom is Slavery

Ignorance is Strength

Twenty-one years too late

Posted by: Joe_Thomas at June 21, 2005 3:46 PM

Posted by: Robert Williams at October 9, 2005 8:10 AM

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