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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:58 AM

I will tell you why Maddow's "Hubris" aired NOW and not back then. And you won't like it. [View all]

I apologize for my cynicism, but this is basically the sad and cold situation.

The neocons wanted war with Iraq long before Bush launched it. Iraq was their springboard into the Middle East that would give them a foothold in the region from which to launch a series of conquests--Iran, Syria, Libya. That is not drama or me making up nonsense. That is what the PNACers (or neocons) posted on their very own website: http://www.newamericancentury.org in their manifesto "Rebuilding America's Defenses."

It's all there.

And they begged then-President Clinton for war with Iraq in 1998. Need proof? Here's the letter that Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Bolton and other assorted neocons wrote to Clinton: http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm

They were going to invade Iraq--come hell or high water. Part of pulling off this lie-based farce was to quell opposition and to control the media. The reason that the Rachel Maddow show or Anderson Cooper Live didn't feature a truth-telling expose of the Iraq War--was because these neocons control the corporations that own the media.

They wouldn't allow it.

Do you know why it's being allowed now? It's being allowed because the Iraq War is a fait accompli. It's irreversible. It's done. There's not a damn thing we can do. What do they care if we ruminate and complain and call for Dick Cheney to be put in prison? They love our whining. It's political porn for them.

You want the linchpin to almost every horrible thing these neocon bastards have done to our country? It's a couple of sentences that Karl Rove said in 2008 to Ron Suskind, the New York Times Magazine reporter. While at the White House, researching an article on President George Bush, Suskind asked Rove a question about the war on terror and Rove snapped back:

"Guys like you are in--what we call--'the reality-based community'. You believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." "That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

Maddow's "Hubris" was truthful, necessary and I commend her for it. However, per usual--it is irrelevant to the reality that these psychopaths are creating. They're onto their next crimes by the time we're allowed to talk about what they've done.

It's the same formula with the mortgage implosion, the BP oil disaster, fracking, climate change, the demonizing and dismantling of our public education system, drones, The Patriot Act, torture, Guantanamo, election theft, corporations being categorized as 'people', illegal wiretapping, the militarization of our police and on and on and on...

They do what they want. They're "history's actors" doncha know? They control the messaging, as they want. We get to watch Rachel Maddow and read Taibbi and ruminate over the two-hour Frontline scandals---months, if not years, after the crimes have been committed and the criminals are well into their next project.

It's disgusting, but that is the reality. It doesn't have to stay this way, but for now--it is this way.

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