Thursday, November 02, 2006

The truth hurts - so kill the messenger

Glenn Greenwald points out the ever growing moral decay of diehard Bush supporters. The NYT published yet another leaked Pentagon report and in response, the usual right wing bleaters are calling for the execution of the Times staff for telling the truth, rather than the impeachment of the entire White House for five years of ongoing, outright malicious lies. As Glenn explains it:
This is what the ideal world of the Bush follower looks like: If the Government is waging a war and things are going horribly, the Government has the right to lie to its citizens and claim that things are going remarkably well. If a newspaper is furnished with documents prepared by the military that shows that the Government is lying and that things are actually going very poorly, the newspaper should then be barred from informing their readers about that truth -- and ought to criminally prosecuted, perhaps even executed, if they do so.
The truly frightening part is that the wingnuts are just echoing the Pentagon's own response. Rather than address the discrepancies between their shamelessly false public statements and their Generals' sober realistic assessment of the failing occupation, Rummy and his minions want to cover up their criminal falsehoods by forcibly shutting down the dissenters.

I know our country has survived other administrations that were equally corrupt and as morally bereft as this one, but none were so enabled in their malfeasance by the technological advances available to the generation of thugs and miscreants that control our government today. When speaking truth is considered a crime and exposing gross negligence and nearly continuous governmental wrongdoing is considered treason, it's time to redefine the war on terror.

Methinks we have lost the war already. The terrorists who want to rob us of our freedoms are already here. They sit behind the grand desks in the heart of our nation's capitol, plying their deceits, while their "courageous" keyboard warriors and media lackeys deploy to call for the heads of the truly patriotic Americans willing to debunk the fictions by exposing the facts, at no small cost to their personal safety.
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Anonymous lester said...

we lost the war when we didn't guard the ammo dumps on the way to baghdad. the whole point of the war was to keep weapons out of terrorists hands.

1:53:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

If that was really what they in mind, we would have won it already. The whole point was to open up a new market for the megacorps.

2:14:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

why would anyone choose to be a terrorist when they could work for less than minimum wage at a baghdad starbucks? or be a bellhop at a 5 star hotel frequented by Neil bush?

6:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL. Good question Lester.

8:51:00 AM  

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