Margaret Schaut

One more conservative viewpoint on the world at large.

George Bush, Bin Laden & the Legacy that Wasn’t

w00t! George Bush has ordered up ‘special forces’ to go after Bin Laden, all to be sure that ‘before he leaves office’ (IF he leaves office, a very big ‘if’), he will have a ‘legacy.’

As Mr Bush arrived in Britain today on the final leg of his eight-day farewell tour of Europe, defence and intelligence sources in Washington and London confirmed that a renewed hunt was on for the leader of the September 11 attacks. “If he [Bush] can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured Bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place,” said a US intelligence source.

Not only is he ordering up special forces, he expects the BRITISH special forces to offer up their lives for this, perhaps giving them an equally impressive ‘bone’ in the war on terror, making the world a safer place too, since they were almost the only allies America had in this fight.

Its necessary to change the focus, isn’t it, from THIS legacy:

The truth is that senior officials in the United States government sought information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees. In the process, they damaged our ability to collect intelligence that could save lives.”

Impeachment, torture, criminal charges, the gutting of the Constitution and Bill of Rights just doesn’t cut it.

This, of course, MUST be spun. It wouldn’t be politics if this wasn’t spun SOMEHOW:

Apparently, an industry the very essence of which is to try to convince people that a turkey is really an eagle has a rule that condemns lying.

The Public Relations Society of America states: “We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of those we represent…” This clause strikes me as if the Burglars Association of America had as its creed “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”

Show me a PR person who is “accurate” and “truthful,” and I’ll show you a PR person who is unemployed.

The reason companies or governments hire oodles of PR people is because PR people are trained to be slickly untruthful or half-truthful. Misinformation and disinformation are the coin of the realm, and it has nothing to do with being a Democrat or a Republican.

But what, exactly, is the spin? That the truth about Bin Laden cost a Democratically elected individual her life, her being assassinated within days of this interview 6 months ago, where she reveals that not only was Bin Laden killed, but the name of the man who killed him:

Benazir Bhutto died for this interview. Now, who, exactly, was it that KILLED HER??? Couldn’t be just coincidence, could it?

On the other hand, if our intelligence is in such bad shape that our President doesn’t know that Bin Laden is dead, then what the hell are we paying for? David Frost found out something HE didn’t know??? That the British Government didn’t know???

If power DOES change hands; if Diebold gives the election to McCain; we can see the most extensive list of pardons in American history!

McCain can’t win on his own. Obama will take it all, except for third party voters. Therefore, if McCain wins it will be because the powers-that-be never want the truth to see the light of day. Go GOP.

1 Comment»

  Rudy wrote @

How stupid do they think we are? Bin Laden’s been dead for years. His obituary was in the Pakistan news. The Bin Laden videos are all fake.

The U.S. is the biggest terrorist organization in the world. If you don’t believe that, start visiting some non-U.S. websites and see what the rest of the world is saying. Bush said in his 2000 debate with Gore that if we go around invading other countries saying “This is the way WE do it, and so should you,” that we’d end up being viewed as “the Ugly American.” For once, he was right.

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