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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:51 AM
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Bush & His Dangerous Delusions
Bush & His Dangerous Delusions

By Robert Parry
October 12, 2006

In George W. Bushs world, Saddam Hussein defied United Nations demands that he get rid of his weapons of mass destruction and barred U.N. inspectors; al-Qaedas public statements must be believed even when contradicted by its private comments; and U.S. withdrawal from Iraq is unthinkable because it would let al-Qaeda extend the caliphate, a mythical state that doesnt really exist.

Theres always been the frightening question of what would happen if a President of United States went completely bonkers. But there is an equally disturbing issue of what happens if a President loses touch with reality, especially if he is surrounded by enough sycophants and cowards so no one can or will stop him.

At his Oct. 11 news conference, Bush gave the country a peek into his imaginary world, a bizarre place impenetrable by facts and logic, where falsehoods, once stated, become landmarks and where Bushs gut instinct, no matter how misguided, is the compass for finding ones way.

In speaking to White House reporters, Bush maneuvered casually through this world like an experienced guide making passing references to favorite points of interest, such as Husseins defiance of U.N. resolutions banning WMD (when Hussein actually had eliminated his WMD stockpiles).

More:
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/101106.html


Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at secrecyandprivilege.com. It's also available at {bn.com}, as is his 1999 book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth.'

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Felinity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:16 AM
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1. Excellent read K&R
I was unaware of this:

"The Atiyah letter like a previously intercepted message attributed to al-Qaedas second-in-command Ayman Zawahiri indicated that a U.S. military pullout could be disastrous for al-Qaedas terrorist bands, . . .

The Zawahiri letter, which was dated July 9, 2005, said a rapid American military withdrawal could have caused the foreign jihadists, who had flocked to Iraq to battle the Americans, to simply give up the fight and go home.. . .

Indeed, the Atiyah and Zawahiri letters suggest that one of al-Qaedas biggest fears is that the United States will pull out of Iraq before the terrorist organization has built the necessary political infrastructure to turn the country into a future base of operations."

I do not recall the MSM covering this? Anyone?

When will Bush stop working for Al Qaeda?
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:03 AM
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2. K&R nt
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:20 PM
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3. Kick for Parry-good man and real journalist/nt
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