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Think Progress – Iraq Debate on Meet the Press
At one point, DeLay claimed that places like Bahrain and Qatar wouldn’t accept U.S. troops who had redeployed out of Iraq. Sestak put his hand on DeLay’s arm and informed him that the U.S. military already has bases in those countries.
Later, Perle made the incredible statement that
“‘Redeploy’ is a euphemism for cut-and-run.”
Note to Perle: redeployment is an official military term (see this entry in the Pentagon’s Dictionary of Military Terms).
“Cut and run”
is the euphemism, and a tired and false one at that.
"Tired and false"…
Which brings me, in a roundabout way, to this; why are we in Iraq again? Where was the jumping off point? Was it 9-11? The world did not change that day...but the US foreign and domestic policy certainly did which in turn is changing the world at a very rapid rate with the US leading an effort to control all interests in the so called "war on terror".
I am no conspiracy theorist, yet I have long thought, "Nothing about 9-11 makes much sense at all."
“Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty."
George W. Bush
at the United Nations
, November 11, 2001.
And I agree that:
"Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny."
Robert A. Heinlein
And I agree that:
"It is also important for the State to inculcate in its subjects an aversion to any outcropping of what is now called 'a conspiracy theory of history.' For a search for 'conspiracies,' as misguided as the results often are, means a search for motives, and an attribution of individual responsibility for the historical misdeeds of ruling elites. If, however, any tyranny or venality, or aggressive war imposed by the State was brought about not by particular State rulers but by mysterious and arcane 'social forces,' or by the imperfect state of the world -- or if, in some way, everyone was guilty -- then there is no point in anyone's becoming indignant or rising up against such misdeeds. Furthermore, a discrediting of 'conspiracy theories' will make the subjects more likely to believe the 'general welfare' reasons that are invariably put forth by the modern State for engaging in aggressive actions."
Murray N. Rothbard
Dean of the Austrian School of Economics
This country needs the truth to be spoken.
Have a reunion with an unwavering light
To chart, ride, and calculate deceptions heavy barbs,
Sustenance weighed for worth and certainty.
We need pledge our suspicion on the breath of man
Prepared to open his lips and cough up
America’s latest shadowy, myth-soiled account.
We need pale all the ears of our streets with hesitation,
With exactness snatched between the rational mind and fear.
Power seeks out the holes in our doubt
And patches them with dread
So good men shiver at their own shadow.
I’m not afraid to pen my doubt upon the screen,
The virtual pages of our present language,
Of man’s bowed and busted logic
Coursing upward, seeking the flesh of truth.
© 2007 mrp/thepoetryman
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