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Monday, April 10, 2006

Look over here!

How did the immigration issue move to front and center? In the good ol’ days of the American free-press, the amount of coverage this issue is receiving would have seemed appropriate. But it’s getting a disproportionate-to-every-other issue amount of coverage. Why is each and every protest march given front-page spreads, when the anti invade-Iraq marches of 2003 (which drew 100’s of thousands of protestors, nationwide) barely got a mention in the “main stream” media?

Suddenly this divisive issue (even within the Republican party because, hey, it’s hard for a conservative to choose between his racist instincts and the promise of a slave labor-force) trumps everything.

Watch the slight of hand, people. While we’re looking over there, George (‘I want to know who the leakers are’) Bush has been fingered as the leaker in the Valerie Plame case (kinda reminds me of when OJ hired a private detective to find his wife’s killer).

But that’s nothing compared to what Seymour Hersh has reported in the current issue of the New Yorker. Apparently, America is fixin’ to drop a nuclear bomb on Iran’s suspected nuclear facilities.

“A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped [from pursuing a nuclear weapon]. He said that the President believes that he must do “what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do,” and “that saving Iran is going to be his legacy.”

One former defense official, who still deals with sensitive issues for the Bush Administration, told me that the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government.” He added, “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’ ”

Go here for the full story: http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact

--Posted by KAY

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Blogger ella commented at 11:29 PM~  

Good Point...there is always a "distraction ploy" to get our minds off of the dirty secrets or open failures of the current administration

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