Saturday, January 27, 2007

War of Lies

When historians finally get around to examining the roots and results of Bush's Iraqi War it will require a strong stomach. America went to war on the basis of fabricated evidence, false assumptions and a high level of hubris.

Ahmed Chalabi -- a criminal who should rot in jail rather than flit from one international scheme to the next -- still divides his time between brokering deals with Iran and lying to the Bush Administration. Incompetent failures like Stephen Hadley and Condi Rice are still scratching their heads over why the world doesn't conform to their preconceived notions. Dick "Don't Ask About My Lesbian Daughter" Cheney is still snarling at the press -- and they are still cowering in fear when he does it rather than demanding honest answers from this public servant.

Fortunately, the race for party nominations for the next president is already heating up. And, as we all know, telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth is the first requirement for winning elections in America. Not.

Yet after so many years of "nothing but the lies" we may just find that some political entrepreneur will discover that the truth is so unexpected that it leads to free media coverage. Even if only in a man-bites-dog fashion.

However, given the fact that has already started rolling out the attack ads in Iowa, it is unlikely that the Republican'ts will give up their standard approach of waging a war of lies. Let's hope this time the Democrats fight back.

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