"OZ" <***@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<KBwhd.email@example.com>...
> You are ONE stupid fuck -
> Osama Bin Ladin masterminded 9/11 cause noone was watching his ass - (
> someone like.. hmmmm let's say CLINTON!)
> At this point Bin Ladin is NOTHING but a pawn on John Kerry's little bag of
> International terrorism is NOT being dictated by Osama Bin Ladin , he has
> been relegated to a pathetic iconic clown . Notice there was no "fatigues"
> in the video . Kind of conciliatory "religious" figure , bitching about
> ISRAEL !
> You left wing fanatics GOTTA get your heads outta your asses . BIN LADIN is
> FINISHED , he WAS finished after the USA pounded the shit outta the Taliban
> and THTAT is why we moved on to the next a BIGGEST scumbag
> As someone said yesterday on TV , we never even got CLOSE to Hitler .... but
> he didn't do much harm after 1945.
George "Cannot Tell a Lie" Washington vs. George "Cannot Tell the
By Kevin J. Shay
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June 1, 2004I recently celebrated my 45th birthday on the same day
that John F. Kennedy presumably would have turned 87 had an assassin's
or assassins' bullets not tragically ended his life way too soon at
My family left our toy-littered, roach-infested, two-bedroom,
$1,000-a-month castlehey, we do have a scenic view from our balcony
of some pine trees that block the parking lotin the Washington, D.C.,
area to spend my birthday at Berkeley Springs, W.Va. It's a relaxing,
artsy spa town not unlike Hot Springs, Ark., where George Washington
and others visited more than 200 years before.
Despite my attempts to clear my mind of things political for a day, it
did not work. There were actually fewer pro-Bush stickers and other
material displayed in this small West Virginia town than I expected.
Some vehicles even bore Kerry stickers. But when we came upon a small
natural spring hole designated as Washington's 18th century bathtub, I
had to remark to my son, "This was where a much better president than
our current one went to take a bath a long time ago. A loooonnnnggg
"What's a president?" he asked, in the automatic questioning mode of
an inquisitive four-year-old.
I thought for a moment. "It's someone who leads the country and lives
in that big White House we saw in Washington."
He stared at the spring, obviously with other things on his mind than
presidents. "Can I take a bath here, too?"
As my son and his younger sister played in an adjacent larger spring,
I couldn't help but compare the "cannot-tell-a-lie" reputation of the
country's first president to the "cannot-tell-the-truth" philosophy of
the current one.
And I'm not alone in believing that Bush is the biggest liar who has
occupied the White House, if not all-time, then in modern times.
Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist Paul
Krugman, who was once a junior economics staffer in the Reagan
administration, is among the leading voices detailing the daily lies
of the Bush administration.
Here is one excerpt from a 2002 Krugman column: "The Bush
administration lies a lot . . . He is as slippery and evasive as any
politician in memory . . . The recent spate of articles about
administration dishonesty mainly reflects the campaign to sell war
with Iraq. But the habit itself goes all the way back to the 2000
campaign, and is manifest on a wide range of issues. High points would
include the plan for partial privatization of Social Security, with
its 2-1=4 arithmetic; the claim that a tax cut that delivers 40
percent or more of its benefits to the richest 1 percent was aimed at
the middle class; the claim that there were 60 lines of stem cells
available for research; the promise to include limits on carbon
dioxide in an environmental plan."
Krugman also noted that "Bush ran as a moderate, a 'uniter, not a
divider.' The Economist endorsed him back in 2000 because it saw him
as the candidate better able to transcend partisanship; now the
magazine describes him as the 'partisan-in-chief.'"
A 2003 Washington Monthly survey of conservative and progressive
pundits and journalists concluded that Bush is a bigger liar than
Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton. Among Bush's lies they chose was
announcing the U.S. had found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in
May 2003; saying his tax cuts would give middle-class Americans more
than $1,000 each when the super wealthy's cuts were factored in to
that equation and average payers barely got $200; saying he'd "been to
war" when he used his family connections to get into the National
Guard during the Vietnam War and went AWOL for more than a year, and
promising to expand AmeriCorps in his 2002 State of the Union speech
before cutting that program's budget.
The Washington Post's political beat reporter, Dana Milbank, who takes
on Democratic politicians as voraciously as Republicans, wrote that
Bush's "rhetoric has taken some flights of fancy." To show you how
vindictive and petty the Bush clan is, Milbank became the target of a
White House smear campaign for that relatively light criticism.
Even the conservative Wall Street Journal reported that "senior [Bush]
officials have referred repeatedly to intelligence . . . that remains
And Paul Sperry, Washington bureau chief for the more conservative
WorldNetDaily.com, wrote in 2003 that Bush lied about the threat of
Iraq before that invasion.
Politicians, including former Nixon aide John Dean and Sen. Harry
Reid, a Democrat from Nevada who has supported Bush on many issues,
have publicly called him a "liar." In Reid's case, he made the
statement in 2002 after Bush approved Nevada's Yucca Mountain as the
site for long-term disposal of tons of radioactive nuclear waste.
During the 2000 campaign, Bush, who shows little evidence of having
even a superficial interest in science, had said he would base such a
decision on "sound science, not politics." Other individuals and
groupsfrom celebrated writer E.L. Doctorow and The Nation's David
Corn to Bushlies.net and MoveOn.orghave documented many more lies.
The lies of Bush Jr. are so numerous they not only fill countless
articles and columns, but several books. I contributed to one, Big
Bush Lies, a 270-pp. collection of essays from academics, legal
experts, financial leaders, activists, and journalists. Published by
RiverWood Books of Ashland, Ore., and edited by BushWatch.com founder
Jerry "Politex" Barrett, Big Bush Lies is the most recent of such
books, reaching bookstores in June 2004. I believe it's also the most
complete and meticulously documented collection, covering Iraq,
foreign policy, national security, the environment, healthcare,
religion, education, women and minority policies, drunk driving, the
National Guard, and other topics in separate chapters. But then, I
have to admit to being a bit biasedat least I admit it, unlike Bush &
The book covers not just the aforementioned lies, but ones many people
seem to forget, ones that occurred before he took the White House amid
lies that he actually won that election and he and Dick Cheney
actually lived in different states. The lie that Bush won in 2000 has
been covered in many places; for the latter more obscure lie, on
Election Day 2000, Cheney still owned his home in the exclusive Dallas
suburb of Highland Park, had a Texas driver's license, listed himself
as a Texas resident on income-tax returns, and worked most recently as
CEO of oil company Halliburton's Dallas office.
Cheney got around the Constitution's 12th Amendment, which states that
the president and vice president have to reside from different states
or forfeit that state's electoral votes, merely by switching his voter
registration to Wyoming, where he once lived, in July 2000. He
continued to live in the Dallas area; I observed television news
reports recording Cheney coming out of his Texas home several times
after Nov. 7, 2000.
Furthermore, Cheney did not sell his $2.2 million, 4,700-square-foot
home until Nov. 30, 2000, well after the election, to Dianne T. Cash,
a wealthy Republican Party and high society donor, Dallas County
records showed. Cash owned another $2.4 million, 6,400-square-foot
home in Highland Park at the same time. From Sept. 2000 until Jan.
2001, Cash gave a whopping $204,433 to national Republican
organizations, in addition to buying Cheney's house, according to
Another lie told by Bush that you probably haven't heard showed that
his falsehood record extended beyond his years in the White House.
Several family members of African American James Byrd, who was
murdered in 1998 by three white men who chained him to a truck and
dragged him to death in Jasper, Texas., said Bush lied when he told
Salon.com that he called family members to offer condolences as Texas
governor. Family members said none of them received a phone call from
Bush, that Bush declined to attend Byrd's funeral, and he only met
with one family member after much public pressure.
Such deceit goes beyond a few simple misstatements or stretching the
truth done by most politicians. With Bush and other administration
officials, lying has become a long-documented pattern, a policy as
sure as tax cuts for the rich, blood for oil, and world domination.
Conservatives like to harp on Clinton's "Big Lie" that he had sex with
a woman who was not his wife; beyond the fact that Republicans,
including many of the same ones who condemned Clintonlike impeachment
committee members Henry Hyde and Bob Barrhave lied about extramarital
affairs. Clinton's lie killed no one. The lies that Bush and others
told to con us into invading Iraq have resulted in thousands of deaths
and probably permanent damage to the country's international
reputation. Bush continues to lie to this day about the threat that
Iraq posed before our invasion, despite evidence to the contrary from
the CIA and other sources that Hussein was contained and did not have
weapons of mass destruction, as the U.S., Israel, and many other
Americans today are bigger targets for the growing number of
terrorists because of the lies of Bush & Co. We are not safer because
of those lies.
If Clinton got impeached by the Republican-controlled U.S. House over
a lie that killed no one, Bush should get banished from the country
for life for his lies. But that won't happen because Republican
hypocrites control Congress. Such is among the many problems when
Americans allow one party to dominate our political functions.
I'm old enough to clearly remember the lies of Reagan and Bush Sr.,
many of which were more "honest" liesif there is such a thingthan
the present filth emanating from the White House.
Reagan Iran-Contra player Oliver North was honest enough to admit he
lied to Congress during that scandal.
Today's Bush administration not only refuses to admit its lies but
spins them around as a positive course for our nation and world. John
Dean, White House counsel under Nixon, wrote in 2003 that Bush's lies
"are almost never justifiable . . . They are typically of the most
serious kindlies that misinform the public in such a way as to
disrupt the proper functioning of the democratic process."
I lived through Nixon and Reagan and Bush Sr., and I'm sure I'll live
through Bush Jr., even if he steals another election.
But I refuse to observe the lies told by Bush and not raise my voice
against them. I refuse to go along with this policy. I will risk being
branded unpatriotic and worse by Bush-supporting liars and hypocrites.
The future of my kids playing in the tub where the president who
reportedly could not tell a lie bathed depends on it.
Kevin J. Shay is a Washington, D.C.-area journalist/writer. The latest
book to which he contributed, Big Bush Lies, is available from
RiverWood Books of Ashland, Ore.