Saturday, August 25, 2007

Iraq spin

I'm beginning to see a trend or a "tactic" if you will about how this misadministration is presenting the war. One general or expert comes out saying that it's time to go. Then, the next thing you know another pundent comes out saying that we should stay. As these back and forth presentations continue it appears to me that by using this technique you wear the concern down. This is a technique used by defense attorneys in murder trials. If you keep repeating the details of a gruesome murder long enough you desensitize the listener to the actual facts. It's a rather sick way of continuing the deaths of American soldiers in a war for oil that a majority of Americans are against. As the laws governing the oil in Iraq have not been ratified you can be sure the war will continue and the neoCons don't care about democracy one iota as long as they can get their hands on the money.

1 comment:

Snave said...

They're using the same tactic with their attempts to cast doubts around global warming. If people hear enough of the administration's paid "scientists" saying global warming isn't real, and if the media falls for it and gives those "scientists" press, the dirty deed has been done. And as you suggest, why do they do this? For the damned money, of course. It's almost enough to turn me into a misanthrope.