Thursday, October 08, 2009

Can US Make Sound Decision?

By Robert Parry
October 8, 2009

As key choices loom for President Barack Obama – from Afghanistan to the economy to health reform – a troubling question must be addressed: Is it possible for the United States with its existing political/media structure to make sound decisions?

Read on.


chris weagel said...

I can't imagine it would be possible for anything sane to come out of the Poitical/Media/Washington Cesspool. The entire collection of propagandists are insane. They should be put down like rabid dogs.

Since that will never happen, the citizenry must carve out its own media/communications structure. Forget armed rebellion. Just ignore them all. Remove yourself completely from the system. Refuse to participate in any form.

Henry Pelifian said...

This excellent column exposes the weaknesses of not only political system, our two controlling political parties, but many of the producers and controllers of the mainstream free press itself making it problematic for the U.S. to make sound decisions.

To this day the American people are only dimly aware of the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghans who have been killed and maimed in these wars against terrorism. Also they are dimly aware of the tens of thousands of severely wounded American military personnel whose lives have been grievously harmed for a dubious cause in more quagmires.

How many tragedies and foreign policy missteps can the country endure and afford?

Where are the pictures and stories of the monumental devastation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the millions of refugees that have fled these countries on our "public" airwaves?

Is this the AGE of SELF-CENSORSHIP to preserve the status quo of privileges and prerogatives of a few Americans at expense of most Americans?

How many enemies has our government created in these optional wars and are we safer today than eight years ago?