Posted by: Dan | September 6, 2007

Yep, Bush Knew

Via Pharyngula:

Bush knew there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He was told that the source that claimed there were was not credible, and he was told that the information coming from a source close to Hussein had been validated.

As if we don’t know that already.

But no, the conservative media (the notion of the mainstream media being liberal is a farce – have you actually seen the BS that passes for even-handed reporting on CNN, much less Fox”News”?) won’t utter a word on it, and every Democrat that mentions the concept is labeled as a far-left nut. The reality is that the Democrats are too busy looking centrist in a media environment dominated by conservatives. The entire political spectrum has shifted to the Right, such that popular talk show hosts like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly (among others) get away with calling moderate Republicans liberals, centrists far-left, and Democrats anti-American.

The whole notion of there being a voice for the left has been thrown out the window. Pelosi, Reid? Don’t make me laugh – they need to grow a set of testicles and a backbone. What we’re seeing is a national debate between moderate Republicans (~30% of the public) and radicals who’ve painted themselves as “mainstream,” and the radical Republicans (another ~30%) are still in control. The rest of us appear to be begging for scraps.

If you’re not outraged, you haven’t been paying attention for the last 6 and a half years.

But this is the depressing state of affairs, that we know our President is a lying, evil bastard, and we just sit there, accepting it.


Responses

  1. If you’re not outraged, you haven’t been paying attention for the last 6 and a half years.

    An oldie but a goodie:
    Nation’s Liberals Suffering From Outrage Fatigue

  2. Ha! – indeed, the apathy and complacency are depressing. Kucinich is about the only principled Democrat I know. Obama’s rhetoric is first rate, but would never think of impeaching Bush, much less sending him to prison for the rest of his life. And the rest? Calling them a disappointment is way too kind.

  3. It appears the Democrats wish to leave Bush in office as a campaign tool: the Lame Duck strategy. If so, they are putting the good of their party above the good of the country.

  4. Rosenhouse echoes my feelings on this.


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