Bush & Company in Same League with a $ 5 Tarot Card Reader
by Andros, Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:49:01 AM EDT
20 August 2006
Bush & Company In Same League With a $5 Tarot Card Reader!
But Some Deceptions Are More Harmful Than Others.
Things that elate me last a very long time in my memory. Unfortunately, things that bother me--like when I'm told big lies--also stick around in my mind, as if they're labeled "enemy combatants" and held for an indefinite period of time! So, when the other day, the US's war in Iraq surpassed our involvement in WW2 [1,241 days, from 12/1941 to 5/1945], then some painful memories surfaced! Let's reminisce together. This is what BushCo's regime told the nation:
"I don't know how long the war will last... it could last 6 days, 6 weeks, I doubt 6 months!" US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, 2/7/03. "I think it'll go relatively quickly... in weeks rather than in months." and, "I think we'll be greeted as liberators!" US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, 3/16/03.
But, what's this?.. "I don't know anybody who had any reasonable expectations about the number or the length of the war or the cost of the war. I just don't... No one I know went out and said these are how those three metrics ought to be considered. And you can take it to the bank." 12/08/1005 Really, Mr. Secretary?...
As for the costs, initially we we told the war would cost the US taxpayers about $1.7 billion! Later, the ceiling was pushed to $50 billion when the administration was still telling us that Iraq's own oil would pay for the rest. We've spent upwards of $350 billion (many billions wasted and some just ..disappeared!) thus far with a total cost estimated close to a trillion dollars! Yes, that's our money, your kids money, and the debt we're carrying on the national credit card.
As for the result of this expensive & very bloody national expedition, who can really say that America or the world is safer today? Iraq has become the training ground of terrorists. The country has plunged into a civil war, further destabilizing the whole region. Most people in the world believe the US is a greater destabilizing force than any terrorist organization, and the US image/moral authority has declined precipitously.
We were told about the connection between Saddam and AlQueda. That Saddam had connections to and even helped Osama to carry out the attacks on 9-11. Most Americans believed their leaders. The Bush administration exploited & manipulated Americans' feelings for revenge after 9-11. It exploited the feelings of patriotism. Many Americans wanted revenge; many wanted to feel safe again, so they were willing to believe anything! So, they gave the keys to a blind man who promptly crashed the car.
Now the gang that led us into this mess is trying to revise history like in "1984"... Big Brother always revised history to fit his policies. BushCo tells us today that they never made any ..predictions! Please, not only they did predict but their performance was worse than a tarot card reader at a Jersey shore boardwalk. And, the latter's services only cost five bucks! [walk-in special]
Any self-respecting clairvoyant medium wouldn't be so specific especially on verifiable facts :
"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction." Cheney, 8/26/02. And, "We do know that he is actively pursuing a nuclear weapon." US National Security Advisor (and later Secretary of State) Condie Rice, 9/8/02.
And, "..the area in the south and the west and the north that coalition forces control is substantial. It happens not to be the area where weapons of mass destruction were dispersed. We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." Rumsfeld, 5/30/03.
Bush, Rummie, Condie, Powell, Tenet, Franks, Bremer, Fleisher, and so many others lied, lied, lied, and, they all got promotions, medals, and highest awards for a job well done! They are responsible no matter how you slice the issue. Perhaps they were utterly incompetent (which they are) believing they were doing the right thing. But, heck, what's this?... "60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall 2002" No! They wouldn't take a country like the United States into a costly war on a pack of lies & deception. Would they?
But who could really forget this:
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! President G.W. Bush aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003 at 9:00PM EST.