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6/09/2005

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Ken Sanders at Politics of Dissent has a great post detailing how Bush and his administration have systematically lied to Americans in the past month as well as revealing Bush & Co's obvious hatred for America.

First the hatred part,

"Bush declared last month that the accusations of torture and abuse by detainees at Guantanamo weren't credible because they were made by 'people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble.'

Sadly, detainees at Guantanamo are not the only haters of America who are trained to lie. It is clear that the Bush administration hates this country, those who defend it, and those who call it home. It is also clear that the Bush administration, notwithstanding all claims about Bush being a straight-shooter, are well-trained in the art of dissembling.

If Bush & Co. didn't hate America, they wouldn't take advantage of every opportunity to lie, cheat, and steal in furtherance of their and their cronies' selfish ends. If they didn't hate this country and those who defend it, they wouldn't have instituted a war through fraud and sent thousands of men and women off to be killed and wounded for a lie.

If they didn't hate this country and its citizens, they wouldn't be so hell-bent to exploit our fears to curtail the very civil rights and liberties that purportedly distinguish us from the rest of the world.But they do hate America and they demonstrate their hatred through their lies, deceit, and manipulation.

Then the deceit part,

"First, the Inspector General of the Pentagon deleted 45 references to White House officials from his report to the Senate Armed Services Committee on the incestuous $30 billion air-tanker deal between Boeing and the Air Force. In a letter to the Committee leading up to the reports release, the Inspector General revealed that the redactions were made at the White House's behest."

And,

"The second example from this month of the Bush administration's contempt for truth, justice, and the American way (particularly the truth part), came in the form of revelations that a White House official and former energy lobbyist doctored reports on global warming to minimize links to greenhouse emissions. The dissembler-in-chief was Philip Cooney, chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. By sheer coincidence, Mr. Cooney's previous job just happened to be as a lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute, the largest oil-industry trade group and staunch opponent to limits on greenhouse gases. Go figure."

Take the time to read the
entire post, it is well worth it.

1 Comments:

At 6/10/2005 07:46:00 AM, Blogger David R. Mark said...

FYI, Jon Stewart had a brilliant take on the Philip Cooney story. I have a transcript on JABBS, at http://jabbs.blogspot.com/2005/06/daily-show-scores-again-exposing-bush.html

 

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