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King_Crimson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:42 AM
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"Old Lies and Glaring Contradictions"...
Air America has been discussing this subject...

By David Walsh www.wsws.org

Bush gave brief interviews to the Al Hurra satellite station, the American government propaganda outlet, and the widely followed Al Arabiya, the network based in Dubai. The administration snubbed Al Jazeera, the most popular station in the Middle East, because of it's relative objective, i.e., critical reporting of the US war effort in Iraq.

The task facing Bush's handlers, was a daunting, indeed impossible one. Their aim was to transform the president, whose record of either taking sadistic pleasure in violence and death (from the execution of condemned prisoners in Texas to the killing fields of Afghanistan and Iraq) is a lengthy, and well-known one, into a sensitive, caring soul. Former president Bill Clinton was much more effective at pulling a long face when necessary. Bush simply reeks of insincerity.

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The torture and sadism do not reflect the heart and soul of the American people as a whole. Working people are appalled. But there are two Americas. While such savagery would be horrifying to most US citizens, it certainly is not out of place in George W. Bush's America: the America of wealth, corruption, and criminality. Brutality and repression are essential ingredients of Bush's America, directed against the poor, the working class and political opposition in the US and against peoples abroad who are percieved as obstructing Washington's geopolitical ambitions.

more...www.wsws.org
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:46 AM
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1. Amen !
Someone is finally getting to the heart of the matter.
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King_Crimson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:50 AM
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2. Of course the right wing insane machine...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:53 AM by HOWLIN_WOLF
would just say this is "Commie Propaganda." Those idiots don't understand the difference betweent Socialists and Communists...and The FASCISM they worship! :headbang:
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