Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bu$h Lied

Bu$h Lied and The Corporate Media Went Along

“WASHINGTON — Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a memoir that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated ‘political propaganda campaign’ led by President Bush and aimed at ‘manipulating sources of public opinion’ and ‘downplaying the major reason for going to war.’ McClellan, 40, includes the charges in his book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, that delivers a harsh look at the White House and the man he served for close to a decade. He describes Bush as demonstrating a ‘lack of inquisitiveness,’ says the White House operated in ‘permanent campaign’ mode and says he was deceived by some in the president's inner circle about the leak of a CIA operative's name.”

The corporate mind control apparatus is making a big deal over former White House Press Secretary and long time George W Bu$h supporter Scott McClellan’s revelations in his new book the Bu$h administration lied about Iraq and used a “sophisticated political propaganda campaign’ to dupe and deceive the AmeriKKKan public into supporting an imperialist war. Tell me something I don’t already know! Most thinking people knew this all along. After the Downing Street Memos revealed the truth about the Bu$h administration cooking intelligence and twisting the “facts” to support its hubris and warmongering, it should come as no surprise an insider like McCellan is spilling the beans about the inner workings of the Bu$h regime. Now all we need is some brave soul to come forth and tell us the real deal about 9-11 and how the Bu$hites having been warned by as many as eleven foreign governments and intelligence agencies either allowed it to happen or, as I believe, actually facilitated the attack and blamed it on some patsies to further their domestic and imperialist agendas.
The interesting thing about the corporate media’s response to McClellan’s book is, they are reluctant to look in the mirror and accept responsibility and culpability for helping Bu$h dupe the masses. The New York Times was the main majorette for the invasion of Iraq. Judith Miller was just one of the Times employees who served as a trumpeter for the Bu$h war agenda. If you get a chance look at the PBS special Selling The War. Bill Moyers the intrepid PBS producer and host chronicles exactly what McClellan revealed only he focuses on the corporate media’s abysmal failure to question, challenge or debunk the administration's claims Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction and that he posed a threat to the US.
The truth of the matter is without the corporate media lap dogs and sycophants validating and repeating Bu$h’s okey-doke and then embedding their employees with the invading US military to juice support for the invasion, the AmeriKKKan people would not have had to endure the colossal losses of life and treasure this misadventure is wracking up daily. The corporate media’s role in marketing Bu$h’s imperialist overreach would have made Joseph Gobbles the Nazi propaganda chief proud. Gobbles and his Nazi minions were masters of the Big Lie, the belief that if you repeated a lie often and vociferously enough people would accept it as truth. For its part the corporate media followed the fascist dictates and class interests of its owners and shareholders dutifully promoting war and imperialism under the guise of Bu$h’s bogus War on Terrorism. The right wing corporate media ( which is mis-characterized as being “liberal”) relentlessly pushed for war. “Unfortunately instead of asking hard questions, the corporate-owned mass media has everything it could to provide a broad audience for the Bush Administration’s propaganda and lies. Paul Krugman was right in pointing out that the American public opinion support for war was largely a consequence of the biased US media. 71% of the American public believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and a majority did not know that none of the hijackers were from Iraq.”
So now the talking heads are making McClellan the story when the real story is their lack of due diligence and independence. With rare exceptions the prostituted press served as the three monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil for Bu$h’s warmongering. Of course they are covering their behinds now by helping the Bu$h administration spin McClellan’s revelation as “disloyalty” to Bu$h rather than doing any introspection, soul searching or admitting their complicity in the deliberate deception of the AmeriKKKan people.
For some of us McClellan’s revelations are nothing new, in fact they are too little too late. I’ve been saying this for eight years, trying to wake people up to the massive hypocrisy and lies the corporate elites and their flunkies in the government have been running on us. It would be easy for me to say “I told you so.” or “See, I was right.’ But being right is no consolation. It is a hollow vindication because it’s not about me; too many innocent people have died, too much money has been wasted and AmeriKKKa has descended deeper and deeper into a moral abyss. AmeriKKKa has become a pariah and major threat to the peace and stability of the world. We now have ample proof Bu$h and Co. are war criminals: they initiated a preemptive war, torture, privation and genocide. McClellans’ book merely provides another piece of evidence. They all should be arrested and tried for their crimes!
What are we going to do about it? How will justice be served? Will we be like the Germans who stood passively by and allowed Hitler to run roughshod over Germany and Europe? Or will we find the courage and moral fortitude to resist, to take our place as righteous leaders, assert ourselves and thwart the criminal cabal’s agenda? Thoreau, Ghandi and King proved civil disobedience, economic boycotts and passive resistance work against overwhelming odds and repressive regimes. In fact they are the most practical tools short of all out revolution available to us. The question is will we use them to alter the course of human history for the better?



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