“The war reached our shores on September 11th, 2001,” President Bush said in his recent speech. “Iraq is the latest battlefield in this war,” he continued.
Bush can repeat that lie (and has) 10,000 times, yet it will always remain a lie. Truth does not come by way of repetition.
Shame on Bush for lying to his country. And shame on us for letting him.
It seems that the opposite of truth is not falsehood, but ease. Apparently, it is easier for Bush to lie about his invasion of Iraq and easier for us to believe it.
It is such a shame. While we've certainly had our faults as a nation, we've always had such grand ideals and hopes. Has it all been for nothing?
I expect that, in the end, the books will record the Fall of the US thusly:
“The United States of America was a once powerful nation that stood for many lofty ideals, including liberty, truth and justice. She fell quickly when the fear of outside attack led her people to support leaders with contempt for both truth and justice and only a foggy concept of the notion of liberty.”
Truly, what a shame.