falsehoods

Sunday, February 8th, 2004

Political discussion is just getting weirder and weirder. On Meet the Press this morning the President claimed that discretionary spending has gone down since 2001. This is patently false. He also claimed that prior to war, everyone thought that Iraq had WMD, a line that is and has been stumped continually. This was suspect. See this too.


One response to “falsehoods”

  1. Maureen says:

    That Meet the Press interview was quite odd… The President looked tired and unsure of himself..He did not come off as confident.. Bush does not do well with confrontation and Tim Russert is the master at confrontation..he is like a pit bull..he won’t let go until he gets a sufficient answer…

    It is a strange thing that Republicans who are for limited government nonetheless rack up huge deficits [discretionary spending going up]…They talk a good story..but really do not deliver…They have in their favor the fact that few Americans check for the truth…So, if Bush states he is for limited government and spending..they believe it…

    The WMD claim is also fuzzy..Everyone knows that many had misgivings about our claims that Iraq had WMD’s before the war…We were out there, mostly alone [Okay, we had Britian]…but we did not care…

    Now, all of a sudden the story changes to suggest that we were not alone in suspecting Iraq of owning WMD’s…

    It is the age old ploy of say something often enough and people will believe it…

    Few will remember events from a year ago..so it is possible that Bush could get away with repeating this fallacy…

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen
    *A Mayde in her own little woode…