Monday, January 21, 2008

A chronological history of deception

At some point last week I was flipping through the AM channels and landed on some local radio host in mid sentence talking about how he was no fan of President Bush, being a conservative dissapointed with his spending and what not, but that he just didn't get all these folks who call Bush dishonest.

What I don't get is these folks who are getting paid, presumably, to speak about issues that they are remotely informed about, but are in reality clueless. There is not any policy path that has been traveled by the Bush administration in which there was not left a wake of lies, distortions, and misinformation. But for the sake of brevity, one need look no further than the war in Iraq.

So here you go, Mr. radio host - Lie by Lie: The Mother Jones Iraq War Timeline

And please remember that conspiracy to fraud Congress and the American people is a criminal and (I would argue) an impeachable offense.

Update: I was remiss not to mention that former US prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega laid out the case for a criminal fraud conspiracy by the Bush administration clearly and concisely in U.S. v. Bush. She explains the gist of her book in this article.

Legally, there are no significant differences between the investor fraud perpetrated by Enron CEO Ken Lay and the prewar intelligence fraud perpetrated by George W. Bush. Both involved persons in authority who used half-truths and recklessly false statements to manipulate people who trusted them. There is, however, a practical difference: The presidential fraud is wider in scope and far graver in its consequences than the Enron fraud.

1 comment:

Sheldon said...

Is is most likely that your radio host was a propagandist for those same lies, and thus does not acknowledge them.

These "conservatives" are like drunken sailors who party hearty one night, and then wake up with massive hang-overs over the stupid things they did the night before. Then they go out the next night and do it again.