Mar 13, 2007

Who Are The Real Myth Makers?

By Robert Parry
March 13, 2007
Bush/Cheney & a Love of 'Petards' Neoconservatives love one rhetorical device above all others, flipping an opponent's words back in his face, a process called "hoisting him on his own petard." Recently, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have engaged in this practice themselves in countering Iraq War opponents. Bush mocked his "realist" critics for lacking "realism." Cheney, who has spread every Iraq War myth known to man, is now accusing critics of embracing "myths" about the Iraq War. Clever words, however, cannot fix a disastrous military policy.
In My View of It, Bush and Cheney are the real "myth makers. This "War on "Terror" has never been addressed, instead it became a war on Sadam Hussein. Simply a need to settle the score for Bush Sr. and to gain control of Oil Rights in Iraq, What ever happened to this "War on Terror?" Instead of focusing on finding and holding those accountable for 911, we have left the Talliban alone long enough for them to regroup and gain strength in Afghanistan. Tell me, what has been accomplished? Al Quaeda is an even bigger threat then before the war. We are no better off now then before we started this whole nightmare. Plus, al-Qaeda has been rebuilding its command-and-control structure.“American officials said there was mounting evidence that Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, had been steadily building an operations hub in the mountainous Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan,” the New York Times reported on Feb. 19. Again, who are the real Myth Makers?

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