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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yes, it's hard to believe your leaders are dishonest...

and even harder to believe they're criminals...
"Over the past six years, the American people, from senators on down to the most apathetic nonvoting couch-sitter, have not done a very good job grappling with the dishonesty of their leadership.

Sometimes I think it's just that the scale of dishonesty is such that we have no framework for handling it. Even in America, where questioning our leaders is an obligation of our citizenship, we want to believe that the people we placed in charge are not deceiving us.

Even after Watergate, even after Vietnam, we find it touchingly difficult to set as our default the idea that our leaders find it necessary, convenient and even easy to lie to our faces.

We want to believe the best, and so we turn away from those who accuse the president and all his men and women of conspiracy to harm the country; we call the accusers deluded, because we don't want to see."

i would have to add that it isn't only about dishonesty... yes, that's hard enough to believe, but what's REALLY hard to believe are what i think are the even harder truths... bushco not only doesn't have the safety, security, and success of the u.s. at heart, the criminals at the helm are actively working to SUBVERT our safety, security, and success... as budowsky so clearly points out in the previous post, there is every reason for bushco to pursue an endless war, and, when framed in that light, this administration is successful beyond imagining...

(thanks to lukery at wot is it good 4...)

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