Cutting and pasting we lay waste our powers

This is really humorous. But not surprising for a presidency whose only weapon is talking points.

(About the title: those of you who like Wordsworth will know what I mean.)

Update: A sublime fisking over here.

A beautiful response to similar administration talking points here.

The question on the table is not whether Bill Clinton was wrong about WMDs in Iraq; nor is the question whether John Kerry or Harry Reid or other top Dems are hypocrites for supporting the war then and criticizing it now.
The question on the table is whether the Bush Administration lied, distorted, exaggerated, and hyped the supposedly “grave and gathering danger” of Iraq in the run-up to the war.

The question on the table is whether the Bush Administration first decided to go to war–without telling America–and then cherry-picked existing intelligence while Cheney muscled and pressured analysts to “find” new “intelligence” by playing up rumors and downplaying objections.

The question on the table is whether Bush & Cheney & Rice & the WHIG committed impeachable offenses, misleading and tricking their fellow citizens into a war of choice, which they falsely portrayed as a war of necessity.

Bush & Co. left themselves wide open with this new meme (“the left is playing revisionist history, making it appear Bush lied about the war”). Prediction: It will backfire, because Bush really did lie, or was at least shamefully dishonest with the information he had, and it can be proven.

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My blood positively BOILS every time Bush (or another right wing ventriloquist’s dummy) repeats that theme of “criticism undermines our troops” and implies that critics are dangerous, unpatriotic, or even traitorous.

The idea that dissent is unpatriotic sounds like something one might expect from the pages of the China Daily, not from the mouth of the elected leader of a democracy.

I wonder what the authors of the Declaration of Independance would make of the claim that dissent = unpatriotic?

November 11, 2005 @ 8:23 pm | Comment

Drama queens.

November 12, 2005 @ 12:12 am | Comment

Hitler said that Checkoslovacia and Poland were a threat and it invaded he invaded them.

Tojo said that Chinese rebels were attacking Japnaese investments, and he invaded them.

Russia said that the allies were going to use its neighbors to threaten it, and it invaded them.

Bush said that Iraq was threatening people with WMD, and he invaded it.

History just keeps repeating itself.

November 12, 2005 @ 2:28 am | Comment

Here’s what one former US President said on the subject of dissent and patriotism:

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else. — Theodore Roosevelt

How about that for moral clarity?

November 13, 2005 @ 11:35 am | Comment

When Facism come to America,it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. (Sinclair Lewis)
Thank God the people are going to prove we were lied to or misled?

November 13, 2005 @ 12:51 pm | Comment

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