Wednesday, March 22, 2006

As opposition to the Bush Administration grows irreversibly stronger, there remains a group of alarmingly, though understandably deranged people who continue to rally 'round the family with a pocket full of DVDs that show the rebuilding efforts in Iraq and claim that this is the answer to America's clouded perception of an illegal war.

This VIDEO on THINK PROGRESS shows how passionately unified these people are against the media and their reporting of the war.
Evidently, these people, as few and as powerful as they are, believe that the media are to blame for the war looking as bad as it does.

People applauding something Bush was told to say.

Never mind the fact that we are engaged in an illegal war that after thousands upon thousands upon thousands of deaths has lead us into an increasingly hostile Civil War.
Let's just show the rebuilding effort of select institutions, but of course, don't show them being destroyed again.
Given the destabilization of the ENTIRE region, and the absence of unified government and military, we just want Americans to get a decent night sleep where visions of sugar-coated, bullet-proof Halliburton construction hats dance in their heads.
Is that too much to ask?
Oh, and while you're at it, can you please destroy The Center For American Progress report on the 2006 first quarter of the Iraq War.
Here's the report (PDF)

As others may have noticed, this uproar comes on the day that we see Richard Engel, who is in Baghdad, definitively claiming that the situation in Iraq is much worse than what's being broadcast through American mainstream media.

Now, this sounds entirely more probable to me, given the fact that the mainstream media have been very reserved, if not entirely complicit with the Bush administration in avoiding many other pressing issues other than the Iraq War. MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY other issues.

So, I genuinely have to wonder...
Why are these people still so supportive of this war, let alone this administration?
Is it out of fear?
Why are they so increasingly defensive of opposition to this war?
Is it out of hate?
Why are these people suddenly, almost as if by an electronic alert system, attacking the media?

I just don't get it.


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