September 08, 2002

Forming my own conclusions...

I am either disgusted or appalled, depending on whether it was duplicity or ignorance, but Misters Bush and Blair seem to play loose with the truth. But then their ends may justify any means, including dishonest representation of the facts to get what they want. Shame on you, sirs.

There seems to be no shortage of bias and disinformation on the side of the hawks. Here is a site, The Iraqi Peace Team, that comes at the issue from the other side. See, for instance, this article from the Christian Science Monitor, that hits the nail on the head, stating "the intelligence that you get is driven by the policy, rather than the policy being driven by the intelligence".

The article quotes Donald Rumsfeld regarding the 'truth'. He is said to have once paraphrased Winston Churchill, saying: "Sometimes the truth is so precious it must be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies."

Funny. That's not what we taught our children about the truth.

Mr. Bush, I must believe you if I am trust you. This kind of double-speak doesn't help my disbelief.

Posted by fred1st at September 8, 2002 06:58 PM | TrackBack

Amen to that, Fred! Wish politicians (esp Mssr Bush) would at least credit the world-wide public with having brains, eyes and ears of their own.

Posted by: glovefox at September 9, 2002 10:12 AM

Would you rather wait for the next attack?

Posted by: Don L. at September 9, 2002 07:20 PM

Who are we going to smash to prevent 'the next attack'? Yemen? Libya? Saudi Arabia? Syria?

Is it better to do something, however unilateral and unsupported it may be, rather than hold our peace until a prudent plan of action is in place? A plan is in place now, but I have grave concerns regarding its prudence and do not think, as I am sure you would agree, that bombing Iraq is going to eliminate or even reduce the liklihood of individual terrorists, or small groups of them, from doing what they have proven they are capable of.

Personally, I will feel less safe if we 'win' this one with Iraq.

Posted by: fredf at September 9, 2002 07:57 PM

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