Thursday, December 27, 2007

POLITICS, SPIN, AND THE PERCEIVED STUPIDITY OF THE PUBLIC

Newly declassified intelligence says that Iran does not have the nuclear program that the current administration would want us to believe it has. In addition, GW says he wasn't aware of the information until late November.

Now really, they expect us to believe that the leader of the United States of America, the man who has been threatening military force against Iran if they don't cease their efforts for nuclear power, was not aware that they had ceased these same efforts? No one told him?

He is the leader of the U.S.A. for christ's sake! Who else is there who would need this information more?

So, there are several scenarios in which G.W. could be telling the truth:

A) They told him, but he wasn't paying attention, so, yeah, unh, he wasn't aware of it.

B) Unh, he knew that the "Nuclear" efforts had ceased, but he's really concerned with the "Nukular" problem.

C) All those countries that start I-r-a… get confusing. Iraq, Iran, which one are you talkin' about?

D) He's the Decider. Only he can Decide what he remembers.

E) He's been lying so much that he wouldn't know the truth if it spit in his eye.

The perceived stupidity of the public: It has long been my feeling that G.W. operates on the premise that "If you say it enough, it will be true." It doesn't matter if it's a lie to begin with, or merely implausible, just keep on repeating it over and over again, and it gets quoted on the evening news and in the morning newspaper, then it's posted on the interwebs and other people cite it as a source and soon the world believes the lie to be true.

Remember Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq? Have any been found?

Remember the continual assertion the Iraq had ties with Al Qaeda? Turns out it doesn't matter to the Decider that Iraq had a secular government.

Remember when the Decider said that there was no evidence for Global Warming? Turns out it's politically expedient for him to change his mind on this issue.

So, how can the leader of the USA not know something as important as the fact that the Nuclear issue on which he is threatening military aggression, is a moot point?

How stupid does he think we are?

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