Sunday, April 27, 2008

Reference: Spin doctors exposed, Bangkok Post, April 27, 2008

The article describes the lies and total fabrications used by the Bush administration, with the full cooperation of the media, to sell the Iraq war to the American people (Spin doctors exposed, Bangkok Post, April 27, 2008). "Spin" is too kind a word to describe these lies for spin requires some elements of truth to massage. The son is following in the footsteps of the father. It was another Bush administration some years ago that had sold the Gulf War to the American people with another set of outlandish lies that likened Saddam to Hitler by claiming that his soldiers were taking Kuwati babies out of their incubators and killing them. The lies had worked so well back then that ordinary Americans actually celebrated what was surely one of the cruelest events in the history of warfare. In what was termed a "turkey shoot" by gleeful Americans, Iraqi soldiers who had given up the fight in Kuwait and were retreating to Iraq on a major highway, became exposed to aerial attacks and were picked off one vehicle at a time by American warplanes and massacred. Now, as then, America is the one playing the role of the bully that they had said they had come to save mankind from.

Cha-am Jamal

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