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blue girl

"They know that the President's first instinct upon hearing the story wasn't to apologize or even to look into the incident.  It was to set his henchmen the task of discrediting the story..."

Do you think he decides to direct anybody to do anything? I still really have a hard time believing that. I don't think for one second he "decides" what to do about anything.

His little bicycle ride during the "terror-scare" convinced me even more.

And you're right -- this Newsweek "story" is a joke.

Shakespeare's Sister

Shakespeare's Sister swears she just can't bring herself to care about this story. Too much of a muchness, as it were. Same old, same old, she explains. I don't know. She sounds angry to me.

LOL. I am angry, but no more so than usual. This is the same kind of thing I rant about all the time; it just doesn't usually get so much fanfare. It's not that I don't give a shit...I just don't give a special shit about it. ;)

Linkmeister

See also Tom Burka:

"George W. Bush retracted the Iraq war today, saying that it had been based on information from an unreliable source and that the original premises for the war were wrong."

Et. seq.

The Heretik

Been following this and commenting on it under Damned Media category, mostly for what I knew we would all see: a deflection of the greater truth in the Newsweek story by powers seeking to hide their misdeeds in yet more sound and fury. Now I see where things are going. We need not to be worn down by cynical leaders, but somehow we must keep both our sense of outrage and our sense of humor in the daze ahead.

denisdekat

"They hear President Bush express more anger and outrage at the temerity of Newsweek for reporting facts that make him look bad than he was able to muster at the news that his soldiers had become torturers."

This is really telling isn't it? They get so high and mighty about the mistake of Newsweek and how it lead to all these deaths, but cannot for one second admit that their own mistakes. As in the case of invading Iraq, which has had far worse consequences...

What a weird reality, just goes to show we are mostly not rational animals, but rationalizing animals as Schopenhauer so well said...

QuinnLaBelle

Ah, but you said it best in an earlier post, Lance -- "people are stupid and they stink."

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