Nothing Left To Lie About With BushCo Reaming the Nation
Is Implosion Imminent?
By Mark Morford <email@example.com>
SF Gate Columnist
July 17, 2003
Nothing Left To Lie About With BushCo reaming
the nation on just about every possible front, is implosion imminent?
And the lies, the flagrant GOP bitch slappings of the American
public, the maniacal jabs straight in eye of truth with the icepick of utter
BS, have just reached some sort of critical mass, some sort of saturation
point of absurdity and pain and ridiculousness and you just have to stand
up and applaud.
Really. It's almost as if you should cheer the invidiousness,
it is so spectacular, unprecedented, the tower of lies reaching the point
where you, Jaded and Benumbed American Citizen, are forced to either recoil
and ignore and deny, succumb and scream and laugh, or, like Bush himself,
just sort of stand there, wide eyed, dumfounded, blinking hard, looking
more blank and confused than ever, as the unified BushCo front begins to
This much we now know, as compiled by the CIA and the U.N.
and U.S. military leaders and Bush's own teams of experts and scientists
and lackeys and pretty much anyone with any sort of common sense or astute
observation as yet unclouded and unmisled by the raging masturbatory pro-war
gropings of, say, Fox News. A brief summary:
* Saddam was all over 9/11. Funny how
U.S. intelligence never found a single connection. Funny how BushCo knowingly
nation on to believe there was one. Funny how the only role Saddamn
actually played in 9/11 was to watch it unfold on CNN and exclaim, "Holy
Allah with a case of Cuban cigars, Hashim, a million dinars says BushCo
uses that as an excuse to come swipe our oil and pump up Halliburton and
build a Starbucks in downtown Baghdad! Prepare the escape pod!"
* Iraq was al Qaeda's bitch. See above. Fact is, U.S.
intelligence found no proven link between Iraq and any recent terrorism
threats against the U.S. Fact is, bin Laden hated Saddam and denounced
his socialist Baath party as "infidels.". Fact is, BushCo
worked extremely hard to manipulate the media to make you think the two
were so close they might as well have been gay lovers. Curiously, this
sinister obfuscation is still not clear to millions of Americans most
of whom tend to live in Texas and/or anywhere near major military manufacturing
plants. Go figure.
* Those 9/11 terrorists? Buncha snarling Iraqis. Well,
no. Most were, in fact, Saudi. There were no Iraqis at all. Saudi Arabia
remains a desperately important American ally, one that provides billions
in U.S. investment and hence BushCo loves them and kisses their rings
and doesn't say a peep about the millions they also give to terrorist
cells -- like, say, those of al Qaeda -- to protect their oil fields.
* Saddam has millions of drumfuls of scary chemicals ready at
a moment's notice to poison the entire world and most of EuroDisney.
Not even close. Huge chunks of "proof" of Iraq's purported chemical-weapons
and nuclear-weapons programs have
already been dismissed by U.N. inspectors and weapons experts. Saddam
did, however, possess large quantities of bootlegged Britney Spears posters,
which, if dropped on Israel, would have certainly caused pandemonium if
not outright giggling and many heavy longing sighs.
* Saddam scored uranium from Niger to make nukes. This
is so cutely wrong it's painful. The document stating this was forged
and bogus and BushCo
knew it and referenced it anyway in the State of the Union address
to help justify the war, and now he's all flustered and denying everything
and the CIA director is bumbling in as the fall guy, and oh my freaking
God do they ever think you are stupid.
* The war on Iraq will be as easy as lancing a boil on Dick Cheney's
forehead. Yes! Instant and painless and easy it will be, and
it will inflict minimal casualties and we'd
be all done in a week and America will be back home and happily watching
"The Bachelorette" and the world would love us and see how glorious
and righteous we are and everyone will convert to Christianity and join
Promise Keepers and The 700 Club and never have sex
and we will ban all icky gay people to Canada. Whee!
Or not. Never you mind that thousands of soldiers are to
be stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq "indefinitely," for
years to come. Or that more than half of the U.S. Army's entire combat
force is bogged down in Iraq right now. Or that U.S. soldiers are still
dying in Iraq every day, more than 80 so far (33 in hostile fire), with
to come, endless guerrilla warfare possibly requiring even more U.S.
troops, months after BushCo declared the war essentially over. Whoops.
* The Jessica Lynch "rescue" was all-American heroism
at its finest. So cute. The "rescue" was actually all-American
Pentagon PR bulls** at its finest, a rather embarrassingly
staged hoax so full of overblown stunts and dumb machismo and awkward
twists that not even Fox News would touch the story after a while, and
they'll run anything. No wonder the Pentagon has refused to release the
unedited video footage of the "rescue."
* Iraq's oil money will go straight to "liberated"
Iraqi people. Seriously now. Did anyone really ever believe this,
even in their most drunken and heavily Xanaxed state? The money, of course,
is going straight into U.S. and U.K. coffers as "payment" for
the Gulf War, with only a fraction going for "rebuilding." But
the bottom line is, we
control the oil. We control Iraq's billions. We do not care who knows
it. Special note from Donny "Beady Eyes" Rumsfeld to all you
people who somehow genuinely believed we bombed Iraq for the betterment
of the Iraqi people: Tthhppbbbhhhppbb.
* Oh my God look just look at all those scary WMDs. There
are no WMDs. There are no WMDs. There are no WMDs. And there never were.
Two little words from BushCo, straight to you: Ha-ha, suckers.
The list goes on. This list is nearly endless. The list is
growing and expanding and now threatens to split and explode and spread
like some sort of giant viscous blob and invade small towns and kill plants
and induce women to slap their hands to their faces and scream while it
slowly steamrolls innocent children as they innocently stand there in the
street playing innocent Frisbee, innocently.
And there are others. There are flagrant lies and cover-ups
and misprisions not even related to the war, more about increasingly nauseating
domestic issues, major budget crises and unabashed pro-corporate decisions
and anti-gay anti-women anti-sex fun for the whole terrified white Christian
There was, as Slate so effortlessly
delineates, the regular and rather sneering deep-sixing of serious economic
data and fiscal forecasting -- much of it generated by Bush's own teams
-- because it didn't match the GOP's makeshift rosy scenarios.
There is massive unemployment. There is the largest budget
deficit in history, now a staggering
$455 billion, over $50 billion more than the administration predicted
just five months ago.
There are state and local governments broke to the point of
having to cut back essential services like police and fire departments,
hospitals, public schools, road maintenance and sewers. There is Lynne Cheney.
There appears to be no end. There appears to be a limitless
supply of lies and half-truths and misinformations BushCo can invent on
the spot, and is now a good time to recall how Clinton was savaged and vilified
and attacked and impeached because he lied about having big dumb sex with
a rather unappealing intern?
And yet here is BushCo, openly and shamelessly lying about
leading this nation into a vile and petroleum-drunk war, massacring tens
of thousands, killing hundreds of U.S. soldiers (and counting), gutting
the budget, favoring the rich with useless tax cuts, hiding and prevaricating
and dodging and treated the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments
to the Constitution the way a crusty abusive Catholic priest treats an altar
This is where you have to laugh. This is where you applaud.
Stand up and cheer, for it has been a masterful performance, a rather unprecedented
series of major cover-ups and well-orchestrated PR maneuvers and outright
fabrications unmatched in recent history. Hell, the epic scale of BushCo's
atrocities make Clinton's little oral-sex fixation seem like a jaywalking
Is now the time? Is this is where we start to notice how it
is all coming unraveled, Bush's snide web of lies just too flagrant and
too insulting for too long, CIA directors and intelligence experts and military
leaders and scientists and the like all coming forward now to refute any
number of false BushCo claims, the chinks in the armor now becoming cracks
and fissures and flubs and stumbles and ultimate raging implosions?
Is this why impeachment proceedings have yet to begin in earnest
against BushCo? Because we're just too stunned, too frozen in disbelief
at the mounting mountains of evidence that we have been duped and misled
and lied to on a scale we can't really begin to assimilate? Could very well
Because the tower of lies, oh how it teeters, how it quivers,
how it feels oh so ready to fall.
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