Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I'm assuming that Tom believes that if Tenet and others didn't omit whatever it is that they omitted

Aren't you cute? "whatever it is they omitted"? I told you what it is they omitted. see the damn link

You are very dishonest person. You want us to believe that you didn't know what was omitted? Can you read?

Now, this is where things get hazy for me

And you can't bring yourself to say if we are being lied to about why we are being attacked or not? What kind of game are you playing? By the way, a report came out very recently that confirms what I have been saying for years (well before 9/11).
The Defense Science Board Report says that "Muslims do not 'hate our freedom,' but rather they hate our policies," adding that "when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy."

"There is no yearning-to-be-liberated-by-the-U.S. groundswell among Muslim societies - except to be liberated perhaps from what they see as apostate tyrannies that the U.S. so determinedly promotes and defends."

In the eyes of the Muslim world, the report adds, "American occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq has not led to democracy there, but only more chaos and suffering."

The report also says: "The critical problem in American public diplomacy directed toward the Muslim world is not one of 'dissemination of information' or even one of crafting and delivering the 'right' message. Rather it is a fundamental problem of credibility. Simply, there is none - the United States today is without a working channel of communication to the world of Muslims and of Islam."

Larry Di Rita, the Pentagon spokesman, said the report had elevated the debate within the Defense Department, but he said no formal decisions had been made about reorganizing how the Pentagon and military communicate.
"We're wrestling with this," Mr. Di Rita said. "But it doesn't change the underlying principle, at least with respect to the Department of Defense. Our job is to put out information to the public that is accurate, and to put it out as quickly as we can." - from the article "U.S. Fails to Explain Policies to Muslim World, Panel Says" By THOM SHANKER November 24, 2004

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