"I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent." -- John Calvin
Liberals and conservatives make strange bedfellows, especially when it comes to uncovering the truth about 911. Curious indeed: some of the most outspoken, liberal, leftwing opponents of the Bush crime spree share the same, uncritical acceptance of 911 events as rabid, rightwing conservatives.
Below I have listed ten "Great Lies" of the Bush regime. These are all verified, bald-faced lies. Even staunch Bush defenders might have a difficult time defending these documented lies. Yet when it comes to the official government version of 911 events, the Left and Right lock hands in what can only be described as an unexplainable, aberrant disorder.
"Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society," said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Pity Emerson never knew the neocons. In the interest of fairness, I listed some pretty flagrant lies, in no particular order. Ironically, one of the lies turns out to be the truest thing GWB ever uttered.
Great Lie #1. Bush as Uniter.
"I'm a uniter, not a divider....I am someone who is a uniter, not a divider. I don't believe in group thought, pitting one group of people against another." -GW Bush, Nov 22, 1999
Great Lie #2. Nation-building.
"I don't think our troops should be used for what's called nation building." -GW Bush, 2000 (In other words, our troops should be used for nation destroying).
Great Lie #3. Hurricane Relief.
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" (Praise for FEMA Director, Michael Brown, in the immediate aftermath of Katrina).
"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." -President Bush, on Good Morning America, Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina and months after the National Geographic featured an exact scenario of disastrous events.
Great Lie #4. The Capture of Osama Bin Laden.
"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." -GW Bush, Sept 13, 2001
"So I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him...to be honest with you." - GW Bush, March 13, 2002
"I don't know where [Osama bin Laden] is and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." -GW Bush, March 13, 2003
"Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden. It's kind of one of those exaggerations." -GW Bush, Oct 13, 2004
Great Lie #5. Weapons of Mass Destruction.
"Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction....We know Saddam has them...We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...and we'll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, we found them."
Great Lie #6. Mission Accomplished
"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
"The Mission Accomplished sign, of course, was put up by the members of the USS Abraham Lincoln, saying that their mission was accomplished." -GW Bush, News Conference, 10/28/03. In fact, the banner was produced by White House personnel.
Great Lie #7. We Don't Torture.
"There are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves in Iraq...It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of Americ and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective." -GW Bush, Sept 15, 2006
Great Lie #8. Budget Deficit.
"Our budget will run a deficit that will be small and short-term." ---GW Bush, State of the Union, 2002. In Fact: The deficit would become the largest in history and will exceed $400 Billion annually for the next ten years.
Great Lie #9. Post--911 Attack Speech.
"The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I've directed the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and to bring them to justice...This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace."
Great Lie #10 (The Greatest Lie of Them ALL).
Solemn Oath To Uphold The US Constitution.
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." -GW Bush, Being sworn into office, Jan. 20, 2001
After listing the litany of lies above (only a partial listing of lies in the last six years), one cannot help but conclude: The government of George W. Bush, and everyone connected with it, lies ALL THE TIME, as standard operating procedure.
I am reminded of what that great Sioux leader, Red Cloud said: "They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one: they promised to take our land and they took it." Can someone, anyone, perhaps some 911 debunker, Alexander Cockburn or Sean Hannity for example, point to a single honest remark or a single honest person in the administration? And if not, then why should any reasonable person believe a commission appointed by the administration, a cabal of liars?
Logically then, one could conclude, that anyone who believes the official version of 911 events, the Bush government version of events, whether liberal or conservative, prefers a litany of unbelievable lies to the harsh truth. Since nothing about 911 rings true, the acceptance of the monstrous lie (told by liars) appears most perplexing when one considers not a single other lie listed above has ever been proven truthful (Except the nation-building/ nation-destroying treachery which turned out to be true).
Thus one could rightly say, anyone who believes 911 occurred exactly as the government-sanctioned, Bush--appointed, Kean Commission described it, is either a damn fool, a pathetic coward, an indoctrinated dupe, or an ignorant ass. Truthfully, no other description suffices.
Douglas Herman writes for Rense regularly. Email me if YOU can recall a single honest or truthful remark made by BushCo in the last six years. Thanks-- firstname.lastname@example.org