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posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 10:24 AM
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Something I enjoyed reading and thought I would pass on.


"The Orwellian Olsens"

April 25, 2004
By MAUREEN DOWD





WASHINGTON

"It's their reality. We just live and die in it.

In
Bushworld, our troops go to war and get killed, but you
never see the bodies coming home.

In Bushworld, flag-draped remains of the fallen are
important to revere and show the nation, but only in
political ads hawking the president's leadership against
terror.

In Bushworld, we can create an exciting Iraqi democracy as
long as it doesn't control its own military, pass any laws
or have any power.

In Bushworld, we can win over Falluja by bulldozing it.


In Bushworld, it was worth going to war so Iraqis can
express their feelings ("Down With America!") without
having their tongues cut out, although we cannot yet allow
them to express intemperate feelings in newspapers ("Down
With America!") without shutting them down.

In Bushworld, it's fine to take $700 million that Congress
provided for the war in Afghanistan and 9/11 recovery and
divert it to the war in Iraq that you're insisting you're
not planning.

In Bushworld, you don't consult your father, the expert in
being president during a war with Iraq, but you do talk to
your Higher Father, who can't talk back to warn you to get
an exit strategy or chide you for using Him for political
purposes.

In Bushworld, it's O.K. to run for re-election as the
avenger of 9/11, even as you make secret deals with the
Arab kingdom where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from.

In Bushworld, you get to strut around like a tough military
guy and paint your rival as a chicken hawk, even though
he's the one who won medals in combat and was praised by
his superior officers for fulfilling all his obligations.

In Bushworld, it makes sense to press for transparency in
Mr. and Mrs. Rival while cultivating your own opacity.

In Bushworld, you can reign as the antiterror president
even after hearing an intelligence report about Al Qaeda's
plans to attack America and then stepping outside to clear
brush.

In Bushworld, those who dissemble about the troops and
money it will take to get Iraq on its feet are patriots,
while those who are honest are patronizingly marginalized.

In Bushworld, they struggle to keep church and state
separate in Iraq, even as they increasingly merge the two
in America.

In Bushworld, you can claim to be the environmental
president on Earth Day while being the industry president
every other day.

In Bushworld, you brag about how well Afghanistan is going,
even though soldiers like Pat Tillman are still dying and
the Taliban are running freely around the border areas,
hiding Osama and delaying elections.

In Bushworld, imperfect intelligence is good enough to
knock over Iraq. But even better evidence that North Korea
is building the weapons that Saddam could only dream about
is hidden away.

In Bushworld, the C.I.A. says it can't find out whether
there are W.M.D. in Iraq unless we invade on the grounds
that there are W.M.D.

In Bushworld, there's no irony that so many who did so much
to avoid the Vietnam draft have now strained the military
so much that lawmakers are talking about bringing back the
draft.

In Bushworld, we're making progress in the war on terror by
fighting a war that creates terrorists.

In Bushworld, you don't need to bother asking your vice
president and top Defense Department officials whether you
should go to war in Iraq, because they've already
maneuvered you into going to war.

In Bushworld, it's perfectly natural for the president and
vice president to appear before the 9/11 commission like
the Olsen twins.

In Bushworld, you expound on remaking the Middle East and
spreading pro-American sentiments even as you expand
anti-American sentiments by ineptly occupying Iraq and
unstintingly backing Ariel Sharon on West Bank settlements.


In Bushworld, we went to war to give Iraq a democratic
process, yet we disdain the democratic process that causes
allies to pull out troops.

In Bushworld, you pride yourself on the fact that your
administration does not leak to the press, while you flood
the best-known journalist in Washington with inside
information.

In Bushworld, you list Bob Woodward's "Plan of Attack" as
recommended reading on your campaign Web site, even though
it makes you seem divorced from reality. That is, unless
you live in Bushworld."

E-mail: liberties@nytimes.com




posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 11:24 AM
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VOD: I just read this editorial on the net. Excellent call. I just wish some repugnants would read it and thinnk. But, since its not from a freeper site, I doubt that will happen.



posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 11:56 AM
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do you guys ever think for yourselves?
or do you let the leftmedia do that for you?



posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by aldsar
do you guys ever think for yourselves?
or do you let the leftmedia do that for you?


This is basically what happened. Can you deny anything on that editorial? Call your freeper friends if you need help.



posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 12:09 PM
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ill start at the top of the editorial
what about the 361 photos the pentagon released of the dead in Iraq. it is not the administrations choise whether or not they release these photos, they have to have permission from the relatives of the dead.
if my brother went over to Iraq and died, i dont think i would appreciate if his coffin was shown on national television, but some families do so they give permission.
would you give permission for your relatives body to be shown nationally colonel?

[Edited on 27/4/2004 by aldsar]



posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by aldsar
ill start at the top of the editorial
what about the 361 photos the pentagon released of the dead in Iraq. it is not the administrations choise whether or not they release these photos, they have to have permission from the relatives of the dead.
if my brother went over to Iraq and died, i dont think i would appreciate if his coffin was shown on national television, but some families do so they give permission.
would you give permission for your relatives body to be shown nationally colonel?

[Edited on 27/4/2004 by aldsar]


Of course, he went in bravely and he died bravely. I want the world to acknowledge that. But, Bush only uses those pics for election campaign purposes. That's how evil he is.



posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 12:15 PM
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wasnt the first place we saw these photos a newspaper though?
if they are allowed to show these photos, bush is allowed to as well as he is not only the president but a citizen of the US and all the laws of the land also apply to him.



posted on Apr, 29 2004 @ 11:06 AM
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First off - It was an administrative decision in 2000 with Rumsfeld, Cheney and high level pentagon officials to not let photos be shown of the dead. An interesting precog if you ask me. Also the Bush administration wont go to the funerals or have any pics taken next to a coffin.
Its all about damage control regarless of the rhetoric kids.


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