Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public; an act intended to consolidate American military and economic control of the Middle East masquerading - as a last resort - all other justifications having failed to justify themselves - as liberation. A formidable assertion of military force responsible for the death and mutilation of thousands and thousands of innocent people.
We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East'.
Harold Pinter

It's getting harder and harder for me to read (and write) between the lines.
I am referring to the latest (and last) STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS by George W. Bush.

The catch phrases and buzz words were coming fast and furious.
More of the same propaganda got catapulted.
And the scariest part is that it sounded good.
Quite good.
Who wrote this speech?

Americans in their chronic state of amnesia must also have felt that Bush's last stand was a good one.
A big lie is sounding better and better.

A big lie is forgotten when the propaganda continues to get catapulted; when the cliches and catch phrases are repeated...
when the lies are dismissed and forgotten.

Bringing enemies to justice.
Spreading democracy and freedom.

I am writing this before I again read and write between Bush's lines (or lies).
But it is getting harder and harder.


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