The 65,536th repetition

Posted: October 14, 2007 in america, Bush, impeachment, lies, torture

Saying it doesn’t make it so:

President Bush, reacting to a Congressional uproar over the disclosure of secret Justice Department legal opinions permitting the harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects, defended the methods on Friday, declaring, ”This government does not torture people.” (NYT, October 6th, 2007)

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propagandist

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” – Joseph Goebbels, Liar

“Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character.” – Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Right Hand Man

And one final one, just to keep you thinking…

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley, author of “Brave New World”

Bush can ignore the fact that his government does, indeed, torture people. But that won’t make that fact disappear.

He can keep repeating the lie as often as he wants – 65,536 times, 131,072 times, or even 1,048,576 times – but that won’t change the fact that he and the other war criminals in his cabinet are, in fact, guilty of torture.

He’s a liar and a fraud. He led us into this mess by spinning a web of lies, and the only way out of it is if we impeach him and that misbegotten son of Satan we call his Vice President, and remove them from office.

Their presence in the Oval Office has become a black mark on the American soul. It’s time for their stain to be cleansed.


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