False Positive: Bush’s Deadly Odor of Mendacity by Chris Floyd

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Written by Chris Floyd
Empire Burlesque
Wednesday, 08 August 2007

President Bush’s many media sycophants tell us over and over that he is not the dribbling idiot of popular imagination. As Hugh Hewitt and other genuflectors who are ushered routinely into the great man’s presence insist, George W. Bush is an intelligent, focused, purposeful leader, with a firm grasp on the complexities of modern statecraft.

Let us grant the truth of this assertion. (Indeed, I have already granted it, in two previous pieces: here and here.) What this means, of course, is that when Bush makes a statement in public, he is very much aware of what he is saying, and fully cognizant of the implications of his words. Therefore, when the intelligent, focused and purposeful Mr. Bush declared Monday — at a highly publicized meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai — that the Iranian government “has proclaimed its desire to build a nuclear weapon,” we must assume that he knew full well that he was telling a barefaced lie, and that he told this lie for some specific purpose. That purpose is obvious: to further prepare the PR ground for inducing the public to go along with a future military strike against Iran.


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2 thoughts on “False Positive: Bush’s Deadly Odor of Mendacity by Chris Floyd

  1. Namiste,

    Yes that is the purpose and if the Congress and the Legislative branch allows him to do it and the American people play dead like nothing is going on and it all wasn’t prearranged then he’ll get away with it just like they did with Iraq. By the way I don’t believe they have ever found a nuclear device or any chemical or biological warfare anything in Iraq to this very day 6and ½ years later after that was what we were told we were going into Iraq to begin with wasn’t? Maybe I am wrong and my memory isn’t what it used to be.

    You would have thought since the original mission had been accomplished then a new vote by congress would have had to be made to add or keep troops there and for what purpose? Was that ever agreed to by congress and enacted?

    Namiste and peace my friend,


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