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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:09 PM
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Robert Parry: All the President's Lies
All the President's Lies
By Robert Parry
October 30, 2006


Many Americans are cynical about what they hear from politicians and often with good reason but perhaps no U.S. political leader in modern history has engaged in a pattern of lying and distortion more systematically than George W. Bush has.

Bushs lies also arent about petty matters, such as some personal indiscretion or minor misconduct. Rather his dishonesty deals with issues of war and peace, the patriotism of his opponents, and the founding principles of the American Republic.

They are the kinds of lies and distortions more befitting the leader of a totalitarian state whipping up his followers to go after some perceived enemy than the President of the worlds preeminent democracy seeking an informed debate among the citizenry.

For instance, in an Oct. 28 speech in Sellersburg, Indiana, Bush worked the crowd into a frenzy of USA, USA chants by accusing Democrats of not wanting to detain and question terrorists, not wanting to listen in on terrorist communications, and not wanting to bring terrorists to trial all gross distortions of Democratic positions.

Bush has used this same gambit for many years. He characterizes his strategies and actions in the most innocuous ways; he then ignores honest reasons for disagreement with him; and he characterizes his opponents positions in the most absurd manner possible.

more at:
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/103006.html
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:13 PM
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1. And that sad thing is, it works for him.
Lots or Republicanoids genuinely believe that Democrats are eager to surrender to Al Qaeda the moment we take power.

Bryant
Check it out--> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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