This Girl's Voice
Friday, May 30, 2003
•• Secrets and Lies (Part 2)••
Today's NYTimes OpEd by Paul Krugman titled "Waggy Dog Stories" reminds us of the diversionary tactics and "cooked intelligence" manufactured and brought to us by Bush Inc. in order to fulfill their neocon fantasy of re-shaping the geopolitical/economical map and cementing U.S. supremacy in the 21st century -- or in the New American Century as the neocons prefer to refer to it, globally, universally (literal outer space) and virtually (cyberspace).
Krugman exposes the Bush Inc. tactics for what they are, by reminding us of the premise to the screenplay for the film "Wag the Dog":
An administration hypes the threat posed by a foreign power. It talks of links to Islamic fundamentalist terrorism; it warns about a nuclear weapons program. The news media play along, and the country is swept up in war fever. The war drives everything else — including scandals involving administration officials — from the public's consciousness.
Krugman pulls back the curtain further, to remind us about the Bush Inc. cooking-of-the-facts as well as the "brand new" stance they've taken of blaming and backpedalling to cover their calloussed asses and velvet-gloved lies:
The failure to find W.M.D.'s has been described as an "intelligence failure," but this ignores the fact that intense pressure was placed on intelligence agencies to tell the Bush and Blair administrations what they wanted to hear.
The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder
The Bush Inc. Beginners' "ABC's": Ass-kicking, Back-pedalling, Blacklisting, Bullshitting, Corporate-kissing, Dog-wagging, Election-stealing, Flag-waving, Fear-mongering ...
posted by voxpopgirl | 5/30/2003