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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Lies within Lies: The Iraq War News Wonderland

The lies continue to pile up from the Bush team. The problem is, most people want to give the pres. and his minions the benefit of the doubt. Why? It could be simple sense for civility, the feealing that no one likes to call someone else a liar, or maybe it's something Freudian--we don't like to think of daddy as telling fibs.

Whatever the case may be, there is growing evidence that the Pres lied or allowed himself to be deceived by his underlings. Again, with the press passing around so many stories, it's hard to keep your head on straight and keeping the different views in persepctive is sometimes like living in Wonderland.

That's why it's always helpful to hear from someone who seems to have their feet on the ground. I have always found Andrew Greeley one such person. It also helps that he's a priest--one who had spoken out loudly against papal abuses and priestly sexual abuses. So, it's somewhat possible that when Greely speaks he speaks with a voice that cuts through the BS and puts it all on the line. As I think he does in the following article:

Not only did the Bush administration deceive the American people about the reasons for invading Iraq, it is now deceiving them about the deceptions. In a burst of political tantrums, the president and the vice president have shouted that it was "irresponsible" to assert that there had been deception and it was unfair to the troops fighting in Iraq.

Is the administration lying about its lies? That many of the arguments in favor of the war were false is beyond question.

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