Sunday, April 02, 2006

Bush lied! Bonus

While I'm waiting for some video of Feingold on FNS this morning, here's a bonus link where Salon's Joe Conason discusses the "Saddam wouldn't let the inspectors in" lie that Bush told repeatedly.

Of course looking at it now, it's weird to call it a lie. Usually a lie is something told when the real truth, one way or another, isn't known by the people being told the lie. This is more like your next door neighbor meeting you on the sidewalk in a torrential downpour and exclaiming, "I love this sunny weather." It's a strange denial of a reality we all understand.

Still, in this Through the Looking Glass world we live in, we are surrounded by this sort of stuff. "Who you gonna believe - me or your lying eyes?" We don't torture. Saddam and Osama were friends. The war will be swift and cheap. Global warming is junk science. Gays are destroying marriage. Terri Schiavo is conscious.

We should be used to it by now.

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