Monday, March 13, 2006

Scott McClellan: enemy of democracy

From Reuters

"I think it does raise the question, how do you fight and win the war on terrorism?" McClellan said. "And if Democrats want to argue that we shouldn't be listening to al Qaeda communications, it's their right and we welcome the debate. We are a nation at war."
Scott McClellan is an enemy of democracy. He is an enemy of democracy because lies such as the one quoted above are intended to circumvent honest discourse by deliberately mischaracterizing the position of his political opponents. In Senator Feingold's clearly stated position he states, "This issue is not about whether the government should be wiretapping terrorists – of course it should, and it can under current law," yet McClellan accuses Feingold of "want[ing] to argue that we shouldn't be listening to al Qaeda communications."

Then to put the icing on the undemocratic cake, McClellan states that we're at war, a subtle means to "denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

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