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© Gordon Moreau
POLITICS OF LIES AND DECEPTION
February 11, 2006 - Citizens of the United States are the “least informed audience of any first world country.” So said American veteran Gore Vidal on BBC HARDTALK, November 11, 2005.
Three months later, February 10, 2006, all USA big media are alleging three big lies and deception on the part of the Bush administration:
a) Bush said he cannot remember the lobbyist Mr. Abramoff now charged for serious misdeeds. Abramoff now says that he met with the President close to a dozen times. They were cordial enough for Bush to inquire and joke about his children.
b) Libby is now indicted for lying. He now says that his disclosure of the identity of a CIA agent was approved from the top; most probably by Vice-President Cheney. So that, the Bush regime which now investigates and condemns leaks because leaks breach national security are themselves guilty of leaking.
c) The White House has insisted that knowledge of the breached levees at New Orleans reached them 24 hours later. It is now news that they knew on the same day that fateful September, but simply failed to act on a timely basis.
What else is new? Let me share my diary with you for about seven months of 2005. Clearly, it is not an exhaustive list. Very often when I was too angry and frustrated at the news, I simply chose to record nothing in my diary.
May 24-The US Army admits lying about the death by “friendly fire” of football
star PAT TILLMAN
June 17-Democrats investigate a report, Mr. Bush decided to go to war in Iraq eight months in advance. (Note that similar reports are still making news this February 2006).
June 27-A scientist who worked 15 years for the US Government resigned because, he said, the White House was “misrepresenting” and “misusing” research on climate change. (BBC HARDTALK).
July 6-US Government revises figures it had issued about terror attacks… from 600 plus to 3,000 plus.
July 24-As if London decided it would not let Washington monopolize the deceptive business… London Police who initially insisted that Brazilian engineer Jean de Menezes had been linked to the terror attacks, now apologized and admitted he was not. Nonetheless they had shot him five times in his head and killed him.
October 14-It was reported that the USA Job-Outsouremg Report was doctored and changed before the last Presidential elections.
October 28-Lies were reported….
-Ambassador Joe Wilson had been sent to Africa to investigate whether Iraq had sought to buy uranium (with intent to manufacture nuclear weapons). WILSON FOUND NO EVIDENCE. Several months later Bush was still telling the bogus uranium story publicly despite Wilson’s findings. Wilson made his findings public. So, the Bush regime exposed his wife as a CIA agent. They lied to justify war.
November 16-United States for the first time admits it used white phosphorous as a weapon in Fallujah, Iraq. Is that a chemical weapon? The US had first given the assurance that it had been used only for illumination, and not as a weapon.
December 1 -MS/NBC… The US military allegedly paid US $200 a month each to Iraqi journalists to write positive reports about the war. “This calls everything we have said or done into question.”
December 18-Having listened to what Mr. Bush had to say about the war, Iraq War veteran Andrew Sapp of Massachusetts said:
- “With all due respect to my Commander-in Chief he has not spent much time on the ground save for distribution of turkey.”
If I can “chronicle” all this news by review of my diary, why cannot the big media, with
infinitely more resources, keep their audiences focused from time to time on the Bush
politics of damned lies and deception? Gore Vidal also has the answer:
“Their friends in the media protect them every inch of the way.”