Saturday, August 11, 2007

Email from Someone in Denial About Bush's Lies:

Someone sent me an email today (see full text below) Here is my response:

You wrote, "I am going to have to take exception to your premise that Bush lied about the motive behind the 9/11 attack. During his first round of presidential debates , he clearly stated on national television , "Make no mistake , Israel is our friend."

Now what does that have to do with being dishonest about the motives for the 9/11 attacks? President Bush didn't say "Make no mistake, we are being targeted by terrorists because of our support for Israel." He went before the American people and had the audacity to lie about why we were attacked. Bush claimed, "America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world." You should take note of the fact that Michael Scheuer, the former Chief of the CIA's Bin Laden Unit, says Bush is simply lying: The politicians really are at great fault for not squaring with the American people. We're being attacked for what we do in the Islamic world, not for who we are or what we believe in or how we live. And there's a huge burden of guilt to be laid at Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton, both parties for simply lying to the American people." - Michael Scheuer, Former CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief

Your e-mail indicates to me that you are in deep denial. You simply don't like it being proven that President Bush is a liar. President Bush played the same game that 9/11 Commissioners played, they "rejected mentioning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the report." Why? Because "In their view, listing U.S. support for Israel as a root cause of al Qaeda's opposition to the United States indicated that the United States should reassess that policy." So their priority, and President Bush's priority, was keeping the policy of US support of Israel from being reassessed rather than give a full and honest account of why it is that terrorists attacked the United States. Dishonesty about 9/11 motives robs Americans of the freedom to decide for ourselves if we want to put our lives at risk over specific foreign policies.

This is such a shameful violation of the American people. And this isn't the only life and death issue that Bush lies about. Bush lied or is insane or is so ignorant and incompetent that it isn't funny at all. Anyway you slice it, he is not fit to be commander in Chief. Bush thinks Saddam didn't let the inspectors in and that is why we attacked him! He has said it at least 3 times now and the media keeps letting him get away with it!

Do you realize how vile it is that Bush lies about why he attacked Iraq? So much for your "president who means what he says." You have to make an effort to stop living in denial. The stakes are too high. President Bush is telling flat out lies about Iran. Bush lied when he claimed that the President of Iran "threatened countries with nuclear weapons." Bush lied when he claimed that the President of Iran had said he "wants a nuclear weapon."

This is a gravely serious mater. We have seen the track record, Bush lies in order to justify starting wars. How about making an effort to protect our country instead of living in a dream world which places us at grave risk?

-Tom

( I didn't even get around to responding to her petty comment about the price of the T-Shirts. The emailer doesn't like the message so she claims the shirts are "overpriced." I marked the price up by 50 cents, hardly an extreme profit margin. For example, the base price, the money which goes to Cafepress, is $8.99 and I add a measly 50 cents to that:
Bush Lied Value T-shirt
$9.49

Full text of email I received:

Subject: Alleged Bush Lie.

I am going to have to take exception to your premise that Bush lied about the motive behind the 9/11 attack. During his first round of presidential debates , he clearly stated on national television , "Make no mistake , Israel is our friend." GWB has never once retracted that statement. Perhaps Americans as a whole have become accustomed to politicians who say one thing , and do something different. Let me remind you that Osama Bin Ladin very clearly stated the attacks against the West were because of their support of Israel and Middle East policies which favor Israel. I can not understand why such a large number of Americans do not understand a president who means what he says. The hatred of the West for supporting Israel has been growing since the Carter administration. Are ye daft? Or just trying to sell overpriced Tshirts?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bush is an psychotic sociopath.
This hasn't been a huge problem in America so far because:
1) 20% of the American public believes they either already are, or soon will be, in the top 1% income bracket. At this level, given economic realities, it surpasses optimism and becomes delusion.
2) A program designed to get disabled people out to vote noted, surprisingly, that those with paranoid and delusions were dramatically more likely to vote against their own interests, with preferences for dictatorial types. Yes, yes, go on google it, it's fascinating. The more disturbed a person is, the better fascism seems.
3) Anti-depressants, and I, sadly, say this with personal experience, tend to cause some people a reduced capacity for conscientious and rational assessment of their own and others' actions and processes (as in: 2+2=5, hmmm, that looks wrong, but it seems okay to me anyway). Use of anti-depressants in America is epidemic. And no doubt, we have a lot to be depressed about.
Then there's the issue of the hive- mind or societal maladjustment / dysfunction. If you buy into the hive-mind concept, and I do to some degree because certain things are otherwise inexplicable (American Idol for example), is Bush simply a reflection of the group known as "Americans"?
As with individuals, perhaps societies, nations, have on and off breaks with reality, sometimes touching base with the global, consensual, reality.
I can't help but think that contextualizing Bush and his administration as though rational foundations may exist (something simple like greed or stupidity) for their decisions and actions, rather than recognizing the psychotic, irrational, reality that they neither know, nor care, what they are doing, is -itself- irrational.

DetainThis said...

How are ya, Tom?

Great post, as usual.

Irrefutable is the fact that Cheney, Bush & Co. acted maliciously and criminally in lying and covering up evildoing on countless occasions over the past seven years.

Although we don't agree on the 9∙11 stuff, I think your work is highly valuable to the overall "truth movement," as it were, and most underappreciated.

Sometimes it's not how it happened, or who directly did it, but instead who benefits, who's covering it up, and who is letting it happen. And you, my friend, are exposing "it," not letting the war criminals benefit from "it," and not letting "it" happen without a damned good fight. Much respect and continued growth in readership and donations to ya.

Anonymous said...

Bush is scary because he does represent America. He is what we are. We let him happen. We are guilty. Why? Why do we choose to do bad things. Because it makes us feel better because we are depressed. WE don't want to reconize it and so we fight. Testosterone. It's a simple as that. He's the Queen bee and we elected him. We allowed him to happen. What are we gonna do about it?

Anonymous said...

Bush And Cheney Should be tried for MURDER. AND HUNG IN OPEN.

And any one else involved should get the same.
The news media was involved also.

America is falling people speek up