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    Reading Between The Lines Of Bush Crime Gang Lies

    The War on Terror: A Translation

    by Norman Solomon

    When the Bush administration fires off a new round of speechifying about "the war on terror," the U.S. press rarely goes beyond the surface meanings of rhetoric provided by White House scriptwriters. But the president's big speech at the National Endowment for Democracy on Oct. 6 could have been annotated along these lines:

    "We will not tire or rest until the war on terror is won."

    Translation: This is a war that can go on forever.

    "And while the killers choose their victims indiscriminately, their attacks serve a clear and focused ideology, a set of beliefs and goals that are evil but not insane."

    As president, I am the world's authority on evilness and insanity.

    "These extremists want to end American and Western influence in the broader Middle East, because we stand for democracy and peace and stand in the way of their ambitions."

    Those who stand in the way of our ambitions are extremists.

    "They hit us and expect us to run. They want us to repeat the sad history of Beirut in 1983 and Mogadishu in 1993, only this time on a larger scale with greater consequences."

    Clinton and even Reagan were wimps compared to me.

    "Over the past few decades, radicals have specifically targeted Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and Jordan for potential takeover."

    We must support and defend the torturers who run Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Jordan.

    "The terrorists regard Iraq as the central front in their war against humanity, and we must recognize Iraq as the central front in our war on terror."

    When enemies of the United States kill in Iraq, that's evil. When the United States kills in Iraq, that's good.


    "The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region…."

    Political prisoners should be grateful that the United States is enabling them to be tortured by moderate governments.

    "Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply."

    We are valiantly obsessed with ambition and legitimately unburdened by conscience, while our crimes multiply.

    "The radicals exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution."

    The United States is never to blame, and the solution always involves violence from the U.S. government and its allies.

    "Over the years, these extremists have used a litany of excuses for violence: Israeli presence on the West Bank or the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia or the defeat of the Taliban or the crusades of a thousand years ago."

    The extremists make excuses for violence. We don't need any excuse.

    "In fact, we're not facing a set of grievances that can be soothed and addressed."

    The people who kill without U.S. approval are irrational. The only way to stop them is to kill them.


    "No act of ours invited the rage of the killers, and no concession, bribe, or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder. On the contrary, they target nations whose behavior they believe they can change through violence."

    No one has any valid reason to be angry at us. And we have the prerogative to change behavior through violence.

    "Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision."

    The Islamic ideologues don't understand that only the United States government should get to decide when innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision.


    "Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization. And the civilized world must hold those regimes to account."

    When we terrorize, that's a civilized option.


    "Our goal is to defeat the terrorists and their allies at the heart of their power. And so we will defeat the enemy in Iraq."

    We will proceed with destroying Iraq in order to save it.


    "It is true that the seeds of freedom have only recently been planted in Iraq but democracy, when it grows, is not a fragile flower. It is a healthy, sturdy tree."

    We have speechwriters who like to use metaphors, unencumbered by reality-based constraints.


    "We're encouraging our friends in the Middle East, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to take the path of reform, to strengthen their own societies in the fight against terror by respecting the rights and choices of their own people."

    We know bad PR when we see it. We're going through the motions of urging an end to repression by U.S. allies in the Middle East, but there's certainly no hurry – especially when the repression is aimed at foes of our policies.

    "We're making our case through public diplomacy, stating clearly and confidently our belief in self-determination and the rule of law and religious freedom and equal rights for women; beliefs that are right and true in every land and in every culture."

    We're trying to tune up the U.S. propaganda machinery. Hopefully, more lofty rhetoric can distract from the actual results of our policies.

    "In Iraq, there is no peace without victory. We will keep our nerve and we will win that victory."

    To hell with peace. We want to claim victory, no matter how many people die.


    "As we do our part to confront radicalism, we know that the most vital work will be done within the Islamic world itself."

    Here's where I get to preach at Muslims about the sanctity of life.

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    Re: Reading Between The Lines Of Bush Crime Gang Lies

    Quote Originally Posted by dchristie
    The War on Terror: A Translation

    by Norman Solomon

    When the Bush administration fires off a new round of speechifying about "the war on terror," the U.S. press rarely goes beyond the surface meanings of rhetoric provided by White House scriptwriters. But the president's big speech at the National Endowment for Democracy on Oct. 6 could have been annotated along these lines:

    "We will not tire or rest until the war on terror is won."

    Translation: This is a war that can go on forever.
    &likely will go undefined so long as nations terrorize nations


    "And while the killers choose their victims indiscriminately, their attacks serve a clear and focused ideology, a set of beliefs and goals that are evil but not insane."

    As president, I am the world's authority on evilness and insanity.
    Please provide examples of EVIL AND NOT INSANE beliefs & goals. Agenda 21? Ownership Society?

    "These extremists want to end American and Western influence in the broader Middle East, because we stand for democracy and peace and stand in the way of their ambitions."

    Those who stand in the way of our ambitions are extremists.

    "They hit us and expect us to run. They want us to repeat the sad history of Beirut in 1983 and Mogadishu in 1993, only this time on a larger scale with greater consequences."

    Clinton and even Reagan were wimps compared to me.

    "Over the past few decades, radicals have specifically targeted Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and Jordan for potential takeover."

    We must support and defend the torturers who run Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Jordan.

    "The terrorists regard Iraq as the central front in their war against humanity, and we must recognize Iraq as the central front in our war on terror."

    When enemies of the United States kill in Iraq, that's evil. When the United States kills in Iraq, that's good.


    "The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region…."
    The day hell freezes over is the day that Islamic jihadist militants will unite the Muslim masses

    Political prisoners should be grateful that the United States is enabling them to be tortured by moderate governments.

    "Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply."

    We are valiantly obsessed with ambition and legitimately unburdened by conscience, while our crimes multiply.

    "The radicals exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution."

    The United States is never to blame, and the solution always involves violence from the U.S. government and its allies.

    "Over the years, these extremists have used a litany of excuses for violence: Israeli presence on the West Bank or the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia or the defeat of the Taliban or the crusades of a thousand years ago."

    The extremists make excuses for violence. We don't need any excuse.

    "In fact, we're not facing a set of grievances that can be soothed and addressed."

    The people who kill without U.S. approval are irrational. The only way to stop them is to kill them.


    "No act of ours invited the rage of the killers, and no concession, bribe, or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder. On the contrary, they target nations whose behavior they believe they can change through violence."

    Oh, how long did we starve the Iraqi people and deny them machinery and medicines because of sanctions imposed by executives of U.S.A., Inc. policy who were mad at Sadaam?

    No one has any valid reason to be angry at us. And we have the prerogative to change behavior through violence.

    "Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision."

    The Islamic ideologues don't understand that only the United States government should get to decide when innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision.
    American hero worshippers don't understand that electing someone (POTUS), gives him/her the authority to sacrifice their children by the millions, if necessary, to serve a political vision painted by the vivid imagination of imperialist warmongers

    "Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization. And the civilized world must hold those regimes to account."

    When we terrorize, that's a civilized option.


    "Our goal is to defeat the terrorists and their allies at the heart of their power. And so we will defeat the enemy in Iraq."

    We will proceed with destroying Iraq in order to save it.


    "It is true that the seeds of freedom have only recently been planted in Iraq but democracy, when it grows, is not a fragile flower. It is a healthy, sturdy tree."

    We have speechwriters who like to use metaphors, unencumbered by reality-based constraints.
    Plus! We have Windows Media pundits to convert that blather to data objects to launch at our desktops unencumbered by FAT32 (dual-fifo) Full-duplex (distance) constraints. Cool stuff, huh.~??

    "We're encouraging our friends in the Middle East, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to take the path of reform, to strengthen their own societies in the fight against terror by respecting the rights and choices of their own people."

    We know bad PR when we see it. We're going through the motions of urging an end to repression by U.S. allies in the Middle East, but there's certainly no hurry – especially when the repression is aimed at foes of our policies.

    "We're making our case through public diplomacy, stating clearly and confidently our belief in self-determination and the rule of law and religious freedom and equal rights for women; beliefs that are right and true in every land and in every culture."

    We're trying to tune up the U.S. propaganda machinery. Hopefully, more lofty rhetoric can distract from the actual results of our policies.

    "In Iraq, there is no peace without victory. We will keep our nerve and we will win that victory."

    To hell with peace. We want to claim victory, no matter how many people die.


    "As we do our part to confront radicalism, we know that the most vital work will be done within the Islamic world itself."

    Here's where I get to preach at Muslims about the sanctity of life.

    Thus it was said; and so it was DUN CE;)) www.georgewalkerbush.net

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    Re: Reading Between The Lines Of Bush Crime Gang Lies

    Quotes from a recent great speech by our President:

    "We will not tire or rest until the war on terror is won."

    "And while the killers choose their victims indiscriminately, their attacks serve a clear and focused ideology, a set of beliefs and goals that are evil but not insane."

    "These extremists want to end American and Western influence in the broader Middle East, because we stand for democracy and peace and stand in the way of their ambitions."

    "They hit us and expect us to run. They want us to repeat the sad history of Beirut in 1983 and Mogadishu in 1993, only this time on a larger scale with greater consequences."

    "Over the past few decades, radicals have specifically targeted Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and Jordan for potential takeover."

    "The terrorists regard Iraq as the central front in their war against humanity, and we must recognize Iraq as the central front in our war on terror."

    "The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region…."

    "Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply."

    "The radicals exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution."

    "Over the years, these extremists have used a litany of excuses for violence: Israeli presence on the West Bank or the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia or the defeat of the Taliban or the crusades of a thousand years ago."

    "In fact, we're not facing a set of grievances that can be soothed and addressed."

    "No act of ours invited the rage of the killers, and no concession, bribe, or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder. On the contrary, they target nations whose behavior they believe they can change through violence."

    "Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision."

    "Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization. And the civilized world must hold those regimes to account."

    "Our goal is to defeat the terrorists and their allies at the heart of their power. And so we will defeat the enemy in Iraq."

    "It is true that the seeds of freedom have only recently been planted in Iraq but democracy, when it grows, is not a fragile flower. It is a healthy, sturdy tree."

    "We're encouraging our friends in the Middle East, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to take the path of reform, to strengthen their own societies in the fight against terror by respecting the rights and choices of their own people."

    "We're making our case through public diplomacy, stating clearly and confidently our belief in self-determination and the rule of law and religious freedom and equal rights for women; beliefs that are right and true in every land and in every culture."

    "In Iraq, there is no peace without victory. We will keep our nerve and we will win that victory."

    "As we do our part to confront radicalism, we know that the most vital work will be done within the Islamic world itself."

    Answers every question about our goals and why we are doing what we are doing...one-stop shopping for those who don't 'get it'.

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    Re: Reading Between The Lines Of Bush Crime Gang Lies

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrone
    Quotes from a recent great speech by our President: Author! Author?
    (i.e., who wrote [SPEECH] for dimwit#0043 to read off a TELEPROMPTER.~??)

    "We will not tire or rest until the war on terror is won."

    --> We have met the enemy and the enemy is Us*.us <--

    "And while the killers choose their victims indiscriminately, their attacks serve a clear and focused ideology, a set of beliefs and goals that are evil but not insane."

    --> tommywho70x asks again, show me beliefs and goals that are evil AND NOT insane <--

    "These extremists want to end American and Western influence in the broader Middle East, because we stand for democracy and peace and stand in the way of their ambitions."

    --> Who are we to dictate to other sovereign nations and their citizens? <--

    "They hit us and expect us to run. They want us to repeat the sad history of Beirut in 1983 and Mogadishu in 1993, only this time on a larger scale with greater consequences."

    --> We trained their leaders and sold them their weapons and it cannot be proven that the 09/11/2001 attacks were not staged for propaganda purposes
    <--

    "Over the past few decades, radicals have specifically targeted Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and Jordan for potential takeover."

    --> None of our business <--
    "The terrorists regard Iraq as the central front in their war against humanity, and we must recognize Iraq as the central front in our war on terror."

    --> PURE JINGOISTIC BULL$IT and entirely false <--
    --> JINGOISM DOES NOT EQUAL PATRIOTISM! <--

    "The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region…."

    --> Bush and the militants both are deluded to believe that that would ever happen <--

    "Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply."

    --> STOP THE MURDEROUS WAR PIMPS! IMPEACH GEORGE W. BUSH! <--

    "The radicals exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution."

    --> Look at our own streets. Population control by fear management <--

    "Over the years, these extremists have used a litany of excuses for violence: Israeli presence on the West Bank or the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia or the defeat of the Taliban or the crusades of a thousand years ago."

    --> What is the excuse of the coalition nations? Violence only breeds more violence and violence is the last refuge of the incompetant. <--

    "In fact, we're not facing a set of grievances that can be soothed and addressed."

    --> Of course not, our military is occupying territory that they live in and propping up a fascist government in their midst <--

    "No act of ours invited the rage of the killers, and no concession, bribe, or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder. On the contrary, they target nations whose behavior they believe they can change through violence."

    --> FALSE. Just for starters, go read Bob Woodward's "VEIL" for a glimpse of some of the clandestine things the Reagan administration did that would invite anybody's rage.

    "Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision."

    --> Are we up to 2000 KIA in Iraq yet serving dubya's political vision?<--

    "Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization. And the civilized world must hold those regimes to account."

    --> CORRECTION: SNIVELIZATION in authoritarian church-state caste-stratified oligarchic, plutocratic fiefdoms <--

    "Our goal is to defeat the terrorists and their allies at the heart of their power. And so we will defeat the enemy in Iraq."

    "It is true that the seeds of freedom have only recently been planted in Iraq but democracy, when it grows, is not a fragile flower. It is a healthy, sturdy tree."

    "We're encouraging our friends in the Middle East, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to take the path of reform, to strengthen their own societies in the fight against terror by respecting the rights and choices of their own people."

    --> How many native-born American citizens are criminalized in our society for choosing to live a migratory lifestyle, instead of a fixed domicile or use organic psychotropes for medicine and recreation, instead of tobacco, coffee, alcohol and pills that are legal? <--

    "We're making our case through public diplomacy, stating clearly and confidently our belief in self-determination and the rule of law and religious freedom and equal rights for women; beliefs that are right and true in every land and in every culture."

    --> Until your own house is in order, Mr. Bush, you have no justification for dictating to others how to organize theirs. People who live in glass houses should not undress in front of the window. <--

    "In Iraq, there is no peace without victory. We will keep our nerve and we will win that victory."

    --> Rah-Rah-Rah! Dubya is a Rah-Rah, Ha-Ha! <--

    "As we do our part to confront radicalism, we know that the most vital work will be done within the Islamic world itself."


    --> TRUE. So bring our troops home and let them work it out themselves <--

    Answers every question about our goals and why we are doing what we are doing...one-stop shopping for those who don't 'get it'.
    That was fun, pwrone, thanx.

    Your conclusion, however conflicts with some conventional wisdom of my family of shameless capitalists. Whenever any of them gave us gifts of money, they almost always said, "Don't spend it in one place!"

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