Friday, March 31, 2006

More Evidence of Duplicity

Something remarkable happened Monday: the Corporate Media finally got sick of bush's endless lies about Iraq, and started to tell the truth.

The immediate cause was a front-page New York Times story about the "White House Memo," a 5-page report on the White House meeting between george bush and Tony Blair on January 31, 2003 - seven weeks before the invasion of Iraq.

At that time, millions of us were protesting around the world. We all knew [that] bush wanted war - that's why we were protesting! But bush insisted publicly that he did not, and the Corporate Media let him get away with his lies.

The "White House Memo" proves that bush was lying - saying one thing in public while saying the opposite in private. In private, he told Tony Blair that war was inevitable, and that it didn't matter if WMD's were found or if the U.N. adopted a resolution actually authorizing the invasion.

In fact, bush was so desperate for war that he proposed painting a U.S. spy plane with U.N. colors and flying it over Iraq to provoke an attack. But even if Saddam refused the bait, bush told Blair, the bombing would begin on March 10. bush wanted war, no matter what.

The Times article caused White House reporters to challenge Scott McClellan at the morning press gaggle. And in the evening, the "White House Memo" was featured on key cable shows.... Why is the truth finally breaking through? Because of us-- all of us. We marched by the millions before the war and predicted misery and horror, and we were right. When the Downing Street Memos proved [that] bush planned war all along, we created our own media ( to tell the story the Corporate Media refused to tell. When we got tired of being ignored, we commissioned our own polls and began a grassroots impeachment movement ( to tell Congress and the media that we would ultimately hold bush accountable for his lies.

And now we have reached a turning point in our "long march" for Truth. Everyone in the world knows in their heart that bush lied. Soon everyone will say it out loud:

bush Lied.

When millions of Americans say those two simple words-- and the media finally join us-- bush's reign of fear will come to a crashing
halt. That day cannot come soon enough for the people of America and the world.

Our message is simple and clear: bush Lied, so he must be Impeached. The bush Era must end so peace and justice can finally begin. To honor the thousands who have died for bush's lies, we cannot settle for anything less. Now is the time for truth.

(Thanks to Mick Gallagher)

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