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Euphen Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:08 AM
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Bush on Arabic-language television: old lies and glaring contradictions
Bush on Arabic-language television: old lies and glaring contradictions
By David Walsh
6 May 2004

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The Bush administrations Iraq policy has always had an unreal element about it. Administration officials believed they could simply say anything, make up anything, claim anything, and get away with it. The policy is now in shambles, but the mindset of the cabal in Washington has not changed. How else to explain Bushs comment, absurd on the face of it, that Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destablilize their country?

The Al Arabiyah interviewer asked Bush, with intended irony or not, whether the US was planning more action against some other countries to make democracy flourish in the Middle East, such as Syria. The president became quite defensive, claiming that there were no such plans and that Iraq was a unique situation because Saddam Hussein had constantly defied the world and had threatened his neighbors, had used weapons of mass destruction, had terrorist ties, had torture chambers inside his country, had mass graves.

Leaving aside the lies and half-truths in Bushs replyafter all, the US was an ally of Hussein during the years he carried out many of his crimes and no ties to terrorists were ever provedit may very well be that the resident of the White House, neither morally or intellectually prepared for setbacks and crises, has been shaken by the disaster unfolding in Iraq. For Bush and American imperialism, however, there is no going back. The US ruling elite has set out on a course of world domination and it will respond to the exposure of its crimes by committing far greater crimes.

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http://wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/bush-m06.shtml
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