Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Why don't the media call Bush on these lies?

I listened to Bush's press conference on NPR. Now I'm listening to it again on C-Span.org. I can believe the guy lies constantly. I'm used to that by now. But why does no one call him on the lies? Helen Thomas tried to but she could barely get any words in. Then the discussion on NPR never mentioned that he kept lying and lying and lying. Is the man a pathological liar? Does he think Americans are stupid?

Let me count the lies (or at least some of the biggest):

I didn't plan the Iraq war until 9/11 . . .
Iraq had something to do with al-Qa'ida . . .
The UN Security Council resolutions authorized the invasion . . .
Saddam Hussein wouldn't obey the Security Council resolutions . . .
Saddam wouldn't allow the inspectors to finish their work . . .

and that's just to one question by Helen Thomas. He wouldn't even answer her question about what was the real reason we went to war.

What else:

The enemy wants us out of Iraq. (Ultimately yes, but for the time being they want us in, alone, because not only is it easier to kill us there, but it inflames the Muslim world and gives them more and more recruits and imitators. Their plan is to bankrupt us through this war, which will make us withdraw not just from Iraq but from the entire Islamic World, by making us collapse (as they think they made the Soviet Union collapse), which is also the Grover Norquist plan to destroy the Federal government. Isn't that usually considered treason?)

Let's not even talk about what he says about Social Security, "democracies don't war" (Is he admitting that, thanks to Diebold, the US is no longer a democracy? Is that the real reason we went to war?), the decision about troop strength will be made by commanders on the ground or all the other lies.

And then there's the stuff he won't even talk about anymore, like yellowcake uranium from Niger and outing a CIA agent.

The biggest question to me is why the press is not performing its watchdog role by calling this man on his lies. They know the facts. Anyone who has been paying attention knows the facts. What is going on that our "free, independent" fourth estate cannot call the president on his lying?


Anonymous said...

Hey everyone,

I rarely ever post to draw attention to my shows, but I thought this weekend’s show was worth doing a little pre-publicity for.

On Sunday, March 26, I have Matt Rothschild, the Editor of The Progressive magazine, as a guest and the topic will be impeachment. Mr. Rothschild has laid out a very convincing case for impeachment of the President, and you can read about it here:

You can also listen to a 16 minute audio recording of Mr. Rothschild laying out the case for impeachment here:


The show starts at 10pm and runs until 12am. If you don’t listen live, you can also go to http://whiterosesociety.org/ATR.html for audio archives of the show, generally available within a couple hours after the program ends. All my archives are there, and also at the website, http://allthingsreconsidered.org

To listen live: http://allthingsreconsidered.org/listenlive.htm You will need either Windows Media Player, Winamp, Itunes, or other streaming media player.

Hope you join me!

Bruce Burch

Anonymous said...

I think maybe the media is afraid of opening a can of worms. I wonder how many people Bush would take down with him, when he goes down. How would the world view us? I say lay all the blame on Bush, were it belongs, and say the country was mislead. Which is the truth. Open that can before it gets any deepper