Posted by: Tony Carson | 10 September, 2007

Newspaper reads its own headlines to see the future

It is a sign of the times that a US newspaper has to weave off-shore information together with bizarre and worrisome on-shore activities to conclude that the US government may be planning something that would frighten everyone.

But that’s what the Seattle Post-intelligencer did in its speculations, Prelude To War? World is Worried, that the Bush Administration may be planning a strike against Iran in the near future.

Having to tea-read its own newspaper headlines to fathom the future is a great commentary on just how irrational and potentially volatile the Bush Administration has become: it seems capable of any action no matter how antithetical it is to the interest of the American people and the world at large.

The great majority of Americans no longer trust this administration, the polls are clear about that. They don’t trust the intelligence of this administrations, the motives nor the honesty. Clearly, this bunch have institutionalized lying and deceit as a way to do business. Today’s Petraeus Report will be just another loathsome example of the deliberate falsification of information to attempt to justify an action that can’t be justified.

And the Democrats, ultimately, are to blame because the only checks and balances against the kind of behaviour this administration has evidence for a few years now is impeachment and they ‘took it off the table.’

That may be the great lesson of history over this sorry eight years; that the system broke down by the inaction of an opposition to stop patently irrational and dangerous behaviour.

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