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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Thursday, April 08, 2004
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All Your Lies Are Belong To Us


I couldn't listen to Condoliar Rice's testimony before the 9/11 panel today. I tried, but I've gotten to the point where I can't stand to listen to anybody from BushCo any more. It's stupid and irrational, yet what can I do? I'm sick of the failed policies, sick of the spin, and sick of the deceit that oozes from every pore of this administration.

If you are brave, you can check out what Condi said, or just read Neal Pollack's astute summary:

Lie, lie, distortion, half-truth, pander, manipulation, pseudo-intellectual bombast. Dodge, dodge, feint, lie, dodge, avoid, subject change, lie, slander, pretentious generalization, character assassination, bald-faced lie.

Oversimplification, undersimplification, condescension, insult, insult, lie, avoidance of responsibility, avoidance of question about avoiding responsibility, cheap political point, utter, malicious lie.

Grimace, slither, dodge, lie, deliberate misinterpretation of history, nonpartisan character disparagement, narrative designed by public-relations experts to create maximum “connection” with American public. Appearance of professionalism, resoluteness, capableness, preparedness. Major omission of lie to create partial truth. Lie for political convenience. Lie for partisan gain. Lie to protect the economic interests of an incredibly small number of people. Reception of flattery. Dispersal of flattery. Abuse of good will afforbed by ten people who are trying to gather evidence without partisan bias. Backhanded dismissal of all criticsism. Denial of any responsibility in orchestrating what will almost certainly become the most tragic and bloody war of this generation.

Rinse and repeat.

The long and the short of it seems to be "nothing could have prevented 9/11." That confuses me because we're told that Bush will make us safer, but in the end he still can't do anything to prevent another 9/11. So why exactly are we s'posed to vote for him?

Bush/Cheney '04: You have no chance to survive make your time.

ntodd 
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