You know what they say….the TRUTH will set you free. Personally, I think it’s important to debunk these lies.
The Iraq War is a testament to the great damage a foreign policy based on myths, lies and distortions can do to our nation’s security and well-being. As the election draws near, a new set of myths and fallacies as misleading as those that led the Senate to support George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq have become embedded in our foreign policy discourse. Many of them are being perpetuated by the very same political forces that peddled the myth of mushroom clouds coming from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Others are the product of muddled thinking on the part of both Republicans and Democrats. If left unchallenged, these myths and fallacies could influence the outcome of the election and shape policy in the next administration.
If GW had told the truth about nation building in 2000, History might be very different right now. People should not vote out of fear! Whatever happened to “We will not let the terroristst win by changing our way of life?” Because as far as I can see, GW and his lying buddies (like McCain) have done just that. Let the terrorists win by changing our way of life.
But that’s not the worst part.
Now the Bushies want to teach our children to be afraid too using an old children-friendly program, Sesame Street. Children have enough to deal with, without being taught to be afraid. I love how they packaged it as “emergency preparation”. Some questions come to mind:
Is this really necessary?
Is this a necessary use of govt resources, ie tax dollars, at a time when we have the largest federal deficit EVER looming over us with more to come?
Wasn’t this the way Nazi Germany started..ie. By brainwashing the German youth to be afraid?