WE CAN NO LONGER SUPPORT THE BIG LIE
|We need to pull the plug on this illegal war with Iraq |
by Allen L Roland, Ph.D
" If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.": Joseph Goebbels / Adolph Hitlers Minister of Propaganda
The war with Iraq was based on a series of blatant lies and the only reason it continues is because the Cheney/Bush administration has shielded the people from the political, economic and military consequences of these lies.
This administration is using all of its powers to repress or disqualify dissent for indeed ~ the truth is the greatest enemy of the Cheney/Bush administration.
Bush's speech today was exactly what The Center For American Progress satirically wrote ~ A Public Relations Pitch Masquerading As A Strategy;
" After two-and-a-half years and 2,110 U.S. troop fatalities, the Bush administration released what it calls a "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq" (NSVI). The problem is, it's not a new strategy for success in Iraq; it's a public relations document. The strategy describes what has transpired in Iraq to date as a resounding success and refuses to establish any standards for accountability. It dismisses serious problems such as the dramatic increase in bombings as "metrics that the terrorists and insurgents want the world to use." Americans understand it's time for a new course in Iraq. Unfortunately, this document is little more than an extended justification for a President "determined to stay his course."
The latest White House public offensive comes as continued deadly violence in Iraq and the deaths of more than 2,100 U.S. troops and the wounding of 16,000 others chip away at Bush's popularity, now at its lowest level since he became president.
Remember, that death count does not include the soldiers who died in hospitals ~ which would bring the actual death count closer to 8000.
This is all a public relations ploy to create the illusion of staying the course in a succeeding war while preparing for token withdrawals just before the mid term elections next year.
I can almost see the Mission Acomplished Banner now.
Remember, this is a Cheney/ Bush war ~ not an American war .
We have a patriotic right to pull the plug on their global neocon ambitions, torture, secrecy and confront them on their lies.
For the truth is we are driving over a bridge to nowhere and only an angry and united electorate can end this foolish folly which has cast an irremediable blot on our nation's character and moral integrity.
Members of Congress are changing and examining their position on Iraq right now. It is critical that they hear from all of us. For the next two weeks MoveOn is circulating a petition calling on Congress to insist on an exit strategy to bring the troops home in 2006. Will you sign? Click below.
Allen L Roland
Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his weblog http://blogs.salon.com/0002255/ and website www.allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on Conscious talk radio www.conscioustalk.net
Just for the record, we never supported the big lie, which is why we are all damn near insane by now!!!!