What about Colin Powell whose "loyalty" to his boss apparently trumped his loyalty to the truth and to the Constitution?
Yes, but that was no surprise. He's been doing that sort of dirty work since at least 1968.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_Massacrehttp://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/colin3.html
Anybody who didn't know that he was the go to liar / point man for whatever the administration in charge needed lying about wasn't following his career closely enough. After you've found NO wrongdoing at My Lai ...
"In direct refutation of this is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent." - Powell 12/13/68
what lie wouldn't you be willing to sell to the American people?
What about all the Demos who went along and gave Bush his blank check?
What about the members of the media who, moistened fingers aloft, took note of which way the wind blew?
What about Bush's 80% apporoval rating in 2003?
80%? When the hell was that? The morning after "shock and awe?"
I suppose somewhere someone did a poll that coughed that up - but I can't imagine anywhere outside of a gated community in Orange County where that would be a real number. He's been polling in the low thirties for almost two years now. There are arguments that polling techniques and polling math are different enough now that it would be almost impossible to score the 28% Nixon polled the week he resigned. Maybe if he dropped a baby out a window on live television right before dipping it in a barrel of crude and setting it on fire with a burning copy of the constitution - but other than that - I don't know. We're clearly all too jaded now.
As for congress and the media and their complicity - sure - but in a brief moment of congressional defense (VERY brief) - I think it's fair that the Congress ought to be able to assume that the Commander in Chief is not ACTIVELY lying to them to get what he wants. He may have a bias, an agenda if you will - but STARTING with willful deception and working out from there 24/7 is some new gold standard of lack of presidential integrity that I believe even Nixon would have choked on. Not Kissinger mind you, but Nixon. Nixon was evil, but conflicted.
Bush suffers NO internal conflict on these many fronts.
My point is ignorance and failure to commit only make you stupid and weak.
Spending your U.S. tax dollars to create a *** MOTHERFUCKING SET PIECE ILLUSION ***
of fixing a levee while Americans are drowning in their attics and floating down streets as bloated rotting corpses - well friends, Clive Barker and Stephen King and Ann Rule have got some catching up to do on the new definition of Evil as near as I can tell.
- Barney Dannelke
History is a vast early warning system. -Norman Cousins (1915-1990)