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The Propaganda War Continues
by Raymond Green,
25 July 2003
the media remember that the Taliban also offered very little resistance militarily?
Were they not a threat to the US either?
Recently, the Washington Post reported that "the NIE [National Intelligence
Estimate], which began circulating Oct. 2, shows the intelligence services
were much more worried that Hussein might give weapons to al Qaeda terrorists
if he were facing death or capture and his government was collapsing after
a military attack by the United States."
In recent weeks the left's media machine has raised the awe-inspiring argument
that our overwhelming military victory was mere evidence that Saddam posed
no threat to the US. After all, how could he attack us if he couldn't defend
Add this to the media's spinning a factually correct statement Bush made
in his State of the Union speech and it would seem like Bush is in somewhat
of a disaster, politically.
That is, if you believe the same people that made it look like we were losing
the war a week after the first shots were fired, the same people that state
without a doubt that Cuba has a marvelous health care system, the same people
who ought to just create an entire section in the so-called Newspaper of Record
for corrections and misstatements, and the same people that admittedly doctored
photos of our soldiers to make it appear they were pointing their guns at
So what if an intelligence report says Saddam may have been more apt to distribute
his weapons (that don't exist and Bush mislead us about, mind you) to terrorists
if backed into a corner. Is that any reason to appease him? Thank God Reagan
didn't take that approach with the USSR. Prior presidents did, however, and
see where that got us?
As for Saddam posing no threat because we barreled though Iraq (although
media reports after a week lead people to believe we may not be as tough
as we thought, calling the military effort a "quagmire" and reporting that
we didn't have enough troops to eliminate the "unexpected resistance"), let's
rewind a little bit. I understand that Adult Attention Deficit Disorder has
taken this country hostage, but let me recap something that's become "ancient
history:" The Taliban also offered very little resistance militarily. Were
they not a threat to the US either?
The State of the Union speech was indeed factually correct (something liberals
can't comprehend for obvious reasons). There was evidence that Saddam attempted
to buy uranium in Niger and Bush accurately attributed the statement to British
intelligence. Granted, the one piece of evidence that was cited (though not
the only piece of evidence utilized by the Brits to come to that conclusion)
was in fact forged. Tough luck. Bush cited existing British reports. Even
with that single piece of evidence discredited, however, the British still
stand by their allegation. Bush's statement was factually correct. And who
are people that twist the word "is" and commit or aid and abet acts of perjury
to attack a president on technicalities of truth?
The left supports sending troops to Liberia but opposes our troops dismantling
the Baathist regime in Iraq. They accuse the Bush administration for not
being properly prepared for a war with “dedicated” and "surprisingly resistant"
Saddam loyalists, but when it turns out they were wrong (as we've grown accustomed
to) they use the ease of military victory as evidence that Saddam posed no
threat to begin with. On the one hand, they report that the weapons of mass
destruction still MIA means Bush hyped evidence about their existence and
on the other hand use intelligence reports that assert WMDs did exist to
convince us that their very presence was the reason we shouldn't have gone
to war in the first place (i.e. when backed into a corner he'll share them
with terrorists). They bomb Iraq on the eve of Clinton impeachment hearings
and later claim Iraq posed no threat to US security. They cut intelligence-gathering
methods and in the years following attack the Bush administration for failed
intelligence material. It seems you can have your cake and eat it too.
Arguing about classified intelligence is like arguing about the existence
of God: The irrefutable evidence is unattainable except to a select few.
At least conservatives stick to the same story.
Some would believe that President Bush is in the midst of a political disaster.
I believe just the opposite. Democrats stooping to such low levels of blind
hypocrisy displays who’s on the defense. The truth will come out eventually,
and as always the left will be wrong again.
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