Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Telling it like it is

In a piece on The New Republic Online today, Spencer Ackerman wrote:

In a speech to a Utah audience, President Bush again lied to the American people yesterday about Iraq's precarious political situation, dishonestly stating, "All of Iraq's main ethic and religious groups are working together on this vital project."


At 4:37 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

in order to create that much disagreement, somebody's gotta be working together

At 2:27 AM, Blogger Pete said...

Cat, I can't really say I'm surprised.

Since day one, this White House has behaved as if it's above the law and scoffed at the concept of "truth" as if it's some old-fashioned, antiquated notion.

With W, it's not only the old saying "The bigger the lie, the more people believe it."

It's also unfortunately, "The more you lie, the more staunchly people will rally to your defense."

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Dan said...

I'm not at all surprised by the lie. What I do find surprising, though, is the refreshing burst of honesty by Ackerman (A Daily Targum alum). Unfortunately, The New Republic can't really be included with the mainstream media. I'd love to see CNN or The New York Times use the word "lie" when reporting the demonstrable fact that Bush and the members of his administration treat the truth as though it were a cheap whore--with no respect.


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