Friday, December 24, 2004

You have to love the irony -- the "liberation" of Iraq


Just caught Sec Def Donald Rumsfeld on CNN again, during a surprise visit to the base in Mosul, addressing the troops (well, OK, the troops that were still alive), telling them they were part of something historic, their ongoing mission to "liberate Iraq".


So, he does have a sense of humour after all -- the man in charge of an unprovoked, illegal invasion of another country; the man responsible for the torture, wounding and killing of God knows how many Iraqis; the man who is currently in charge of the construction of 14 allegedly permanent U.S. military bases on Iraqi soil; the man whose boss is currently privatizing and selling out from under the Iraqis pretty much their entire country -- this is the man who describes the total annihilation of another country as its "liberation".

And the great thing is, the press just keeps printing it that way.

2 comments:

lily* said...

just a small quick note to wish you merry christmas to you and your family.

or happy holidays.

i suppose merry xmas says it best.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the press will continue printing things that way because there is no press as we once knew it. People get their information from people like Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and other hucksters. It's not the same as listening to or reading Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Gordon Sinclair or other real reporters. People who actually would get the story behind the story, not simply repeat whatever press release or talking points were given to them. Fortunately, there are still a few exceptions to the mediocrity out there like NPR, the CBC and the BBC.