Saturday, April 30, 2005

Bush's Bubble Burst Will Make Dot Com Bust Seem Like a Pin Drop

Photos of the dead soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are finally released by the Pentagon, pressured by a FOIA filed by Ralph J. Begleiter, a University of Delaware professor and former CNN correspondent. It doesn't get any more real than this, a reality the Bush White House has been preventing America from seeing since the first bomb was dropped. Fascinating historical footnote: the policy of banning the release of photos of military coffins was signed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney under Bush the First. Well, you can go to all the pre-screened rallies you want, and listen to the cheers as you talk about how well the war goes and how bad social security is, but reality is just a bubble burst away, and it won't be pretty for George when the real world comes rushing in to W's protected virtual America where he's always right, and he's always the smartest guy in the room. Joke: How many Republicans does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: Why do you hate freedom?! Get it? The smoke and mirrors aren't going to work anymore.
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4 Comments:

Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

More photos that need to be seen are here: http://www.undermars.com/ and here: http://www.thememoryhole.org/war/wounded/gallery.htm

7:03 AM, April 30, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Thanks Daniel.

10:37 AM, April 30, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

I talked to my oldest son today. He's a Lieutenant in the Air Force. He's being transferred to a training station in northern Nevada to learn desert combat techniques. He'll be transferred to Toledo AFB in Iraq in August. I also have a nephew in the Marines who's on a mortar team in an undisclosed location in Iraq right now. Please God, don't let them end up in one of these photos.

On another note:

For a historical perspective on the GOP's disdain/control of the media, Dr. Eric Alterman (historian, journalist, blogger, liberal, media critic, and huge Springsteen fan), has a must-read article at the link below:

http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.
asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=617015


Yeharr.

1:49 PM, April 30, 2005  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

My thoughts go out to your son and to your nephew BP.

4:27 AM, May 01, 2005  

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