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Friday, February 16, 2007

"The chorus of liars is gone"

the title of robert dreyfuss' alternet post is...
No One's Drinking Bush's Kool-Aid on Iran

It was, President Bush must have been thinking, a heck of a lot easier five years ago. Back in 2002, the president had a smoothly running lie factory humming along in the Pentagon, producing reams of fake intelligence about Iraq, led by Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Doug Feith and his Office of Special Plans. Back then, he had a tightly knit cabal of neoconservatives, led by I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, based in Vice President Dick Cheney's office, to carry out a coordinated effort to distribute the lies to the media. And he had a chorus of yes-men in the Republican-controlled Congress ready to echo the party line.

In 2007, Bush stands nearly alone, and he never looked lonelier than during a bumbling, awkward news conference on the Iraq-Iran tangle Wednesday.


Those prone to believe, along with the president, that Iran is fomenting the violence in Iraq have already drunk deep of the neocon Kool-Aid. The rest of us can only shake our heads in wonder that the president thinks he can get away with this.

i wouldn't go so far as to say he's standing alone or that no one's drinking his kool-aid... not when you've got michael gordon in the nyt to shill for you...
Deadliest Bomb in Iraq Is Made by Iran, U.S. Says

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