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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 12:29 PM
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DELUSION vs REALITY ? or "Blue Skies Smiling At Me..."
Why should anyone seek counsel from deluded minds? This is the point where America now finds itself. As people are dragged thru the streets of Fallujah, Mr Bush is at a fund raiser and never mentions the ghastly event. Nothing should ever interfere with the delusions of this Administration....especially the truth. Maureen Dowd puts it into a nice perspctive in todays NYTimes.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/04/opinion/04DOWD.html

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By holding back documents, officials, information, images and the sight of returning military coffins, by twisting and exaggerating facts to fit story lines, by demonizing anyone who disagrees with its version of reality, this administration strives to create an optical delusion.

There was always something of the boy in the bubble about George W. Bush, cosseted from the vicissitudes of life, from Vietnam to business failure, by his famous name.

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The president did not want to mar the gay mood of his fund-raiser here Wednesday night, so he did not mention the ghoulish slam dance in Falluja. As The Times's David Sanger wrote, "In the Bush campaign, casualties are something to be alluded to obliquely, if at all." In the Bush alternative universe of eternal sunshine, where the environment is not toxic and Medicare is not a budget buster, body bags and funerals just muddy the picture.

Bush strategists say that good or bad Iraq news is still good for Mr. Bush; they think scenes of desecration will simply remind voters of his steely presidential resolve.

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