January 29, 2003
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
As we watched Bush's State of the Union Address (which was really a "Please Don't Ask Me About the State of the Union While I Distract You With War" Address), we couldn't help feel exasperated at the length with which this administration will peddle hearsay and innuendo as fact, presenting information to support its claims that the sheeple/dumb americans won't think twice about checking for reliability.
There were many credibility holes in the speech -- taking credit for putting money in our pockets through a tax cut (actually, the Democrats sponsored the $300 checks), Homeland Security (and, again, the Democrats created the idea, which Bush and Co. HATED until the public screamed for it), safer airports (um, federal airport baggage checkers was another idea from the Democrats), and an education bill (which everyone says is under-funded and, therefore, useless) -- but the most egregious factual liberties were taken during the warmongering section of the speech [we won't even get into the hypocrisy of decrying torture -- did you see that feigned look of anguish on his face -- while Bush did(does?) the same thing to the Al Qaeda captives].
Well, it didn't take very long for the truth to start popping up and exposing Bush's lies. The first to step forward are the U.N. Inspectors who say that Bush was wrong about (1) Iraqi officers posing as scientists and (2) aluminum tubes being used in the development of nuclear for nuclear development.
Here's what Bush said:
Here's what Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency said:
So begins the truth-telling.
We wonder how many of the mainstream media news shows will discuss Bush playing loose with the facts to win support of a unwanted, unwarranted and ill-conceived war.
Based on their tacit acceptance of all things Bush, we guess none at all.
BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
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