Monday, February 12, 2007
Don't Get Fooled Again?
Even Bush couldn't get the quote right—are we as foolish too? "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me" is the correct quote, but I'm beginning to wonder if the citizens are going to get fooled again? Doesn't anyone remember the exact same fuzzy logic that got us into Iraq? Colin Powell at the UN, holding the vile of Anthrax? Rumsfeld on Meet the Press showing photographic proof of WMDs? Wolfowitz with cartoon drawings of railroad car anthrax labs and BinLadens gigantic bunkers in Tora Bora. The "credible evidence of Iraq's purchasing "Yellow Cake" uranium? Tenent's "Slam Dunk." The fabricated reports from the CIA that VP Dick Cheney, violating protocol, personally went to Langley to have junior analysts write up to support his policy? They have all proved false... zero true, none. nada.
These are facts not fictions, they are admitted truths by both sides. It was this absolute and impending threat of annihilation that prompted unilateral support by the US public and both sides of the aisles. Now many right-leaners like to point out that Dems supported the war and now are flip flops... but then, as now, the people fabricating the intel are the same... and if our politicians are told that the pentagon and the CIA are non-partisan, then they must believe that intel and make a position based on it.
Except we learned later that the pentagon and CIA did fabricate the facts to favor war... just as they are doing now? Defense contractors have made hundreds of Billions of dollars and Iraq never "Greeted us as Liberators" The script is the same... connections to arms deals, a failure to come to the table and talk, desire to create WMDs...
How dumb are we??? Condi Rice just lied to Congress last week about receiving negotiations from Iran via the Swiss consulate... but she wasn't under oath so her words are non-binding (haven't we heard that recently) -how convenient. Again, the weapons are ours, the intel is wrong, the methodology is the same what-if scenario that was dead-wrong in Iraq... so in the immortal words of the great decider, "Fool me....ya fool me, ya can't get fooled again?"
The only fools are the US public who will sorely regret their inability to remember the lead-up to the Iraq War... The war that bankrupt our nation while creating more corrupt millionaires than ever in history. We are sealing our imperialistic future by opening the door to a real conflict that will completely enrich Halliburton, CACI, DynaCorps, GE, Blackwater, KBR and Bechtel. Our troops will die, our worst fears will materialize and our nation will suffer for generations to come.... remembering the fools got fooled again.