Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hypocrisy: Thy Name Is Bush

By Robert Parry
April 21, 2007

George W. Bush likes to present the “war on terror” as a clear-cut moral crusade in which evildoers who kill innocent civilians must be brought harshly to justice, along with the leaders of countries that harbor terrorists. There are no grays, only blacks and whites.

But evenhanded justice is not the true core principle of the Bush Doctrine. The real consistency is hypocrisy: violence which Bush favors – no matter how wanton the slaughter of innocents – is justifiable, while violence that goes against Bush’s interests – even an insurgency against a foreign military occupation – must be punished without remorse as “terrorism.”

Read on.

3 comments:

EvilPoet said...

"It's impossible to make sense of such violence and suffering. Those whose lives were taken did nothing to deserve their fate. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time." -President Bush offering condolences at the Virginia Tech Memorial Convocation

I think the almighty Decider is trying to corner the irony market. People keep telling me to look on the bright side. The problem is I just can't seem to find it.

whimaniac said...

It's so gracious of Bush to offer his simpleton's cliches to the friends and families of the murdered students.

Was there not a single word about the social implications of student terrorist attacks at Columbine and now Va. Tech?

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