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101. What purpose does the truth serve, besides peace and justice?
The TRUTH is that NO dems "voted for war." The TRUTH is that those who voted to give Bush the authority were defrauded.

The LIE is that there is no difference between Bush and the democrats who voted on the authorization, that all are equally pro war. It's a lie that's as easily told by republican neocons trying to escape blame by saying that everybody is equally to blame--and in fact, if you try to blame Bush for the war, THEY TOO trot out the authorization vote.

Because, after all, the neocons don't care about blame as long as it doesn't translate to somebody else being elected. The next Bushite can have 33% approval for backing the war, but as long as the democrats can't capitalize, they win. And one way the democrats can't capitalize is someone pulling out some bullshit about most congressional democrats being "pro war" and "staunch supporters from day one" and "supported the slaughter." What they supported was disarming Saddam, and while I don't defend their naive belief in the president's assertion that's what was going on, a representation of bloodiness is an insult to the citizens of the US who also believed the president and also backed the war until the truth started coming out.

Me, I prefer to stick to the truth. You may call that a pointless apology, but I call it the truth. This war was built on lies and it isn't going to end by making up more. Lies and misrepresentation of political opposition is the Bush administration ocean, and if you think that you can swim faster in it than those sharks, fine with you.


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