Truth to Power

Tiny Steps

I remarked the other evening to the lovely LH that it was interesting to watch the media FINALLY taking some small moves toward reporting what all normal people have known for years- that the US has been taken over by a crazed cabal of nuts who attacked their own people, imprisoned them without legal recourse, started two (and probably a third soon) optional wars, and lied about it all.

So when a story like this is reported in the Washington Post, you can watch the national media, and thus a large clump of Americans, taking tiny steps toward the truth that many of us have known since mid-morning on 9-11.

Lacking biolabs, trailers carried case for war

White House pushed Iraq bioweapons claim despite evidence to contrary

On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile “biological laboratories.” He declared, “We have found the weapons of mass destruction.”

The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.</i>

Granted, a truer- and more helpful- headline would have been “Bush caught further lying to advance war aims” or some such, but that day will come. Remember, we have 3 more years of this madness. I frankly shudder to ponder what might be told in the days ahead, but gratified to see even these tiny steps toward reality.


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