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Lying Again, This Time About Iran's Nuclear Program

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Simply read Bush's "Joint Press Availability" assertions about Iran. But, in every sentence where you see the word "Iran," substitute the words "United States.".

For example: "It's up to Iran to prove to the world that they're a stabilizing force as opposed to a destabilizing force." Simply insert the words "the United States," and then recall how its illegal, immoral and incompetent invasion of Iraq caused a spike in worldwide terrorist attacks and the metastasizing of international terrorism.

Take another example: "So I believe that it's in the interests of all of us that we have an Iran…that gives up its weapons ambitions." Insert "a United States" and recall that the U.S. spends as much on weapons as the rest of the world. Then ask why it is pursuing its own line of new, more robust nuclear weapons under the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program.

Here's a classic in psychological projection: "And I must tell you that the current leadership there [in Iran] is a big disappointment to the people of Iran." Yes, but Iran's leaders are mere amateurs at national disappointment, when compared with the professionals in the Bush administration.

Finally, consider one more case of the pot calling the kettle black: "The people of Iran could be doing a lot better than they are today. But because of the actions of this government, the country is isolated." True, but then consider Glenn Greenwald's recent analysis of the worldwide Pew poll of public opinion.

According to Greenwald, "the polling data demonstrates that while America's standing in the world is dangerously low on every continent in the world (the sole exception being Christian nations in Africa), pervasive anti-American sentiment has emerged only in the last six years." [Greenwald, "The tragic collapse of America's standing in the world," salon.com July 5, 2007] Yes, the world hates us and we've lost much influence, thanks to Bush.

Thus, the conclusion appears inescapable: When Bush becomes the pot that calls the kettle black, it's because he's still living in a bubble After all, he appears far too ignorant to be taunting the impotence of his domestic opponents with such a wicked sense of irony.

That being the case, all we can expect is more bad news based upon lies - both for citizens of the United States and the world - unless Bush is impeached, convicted and removed from office (but after Cheney).

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Walter C. Uhler is an independent scholar and freelance writer whose work has been published in numerous publications, including The Nation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Journal of Military History, the Moscow Times and the San (more...)
 
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Mr. Uhler:As you've stated in your brilli... by Munich on Friday, Aug 10, 2007 at 12:09:40 PM
If you watched Dubya's White House Press Meet ... by syed mahdi on Friday, Aug 10, 2007 at 2:53:56 PM
Mr UhlerThank you for the article, a few words if ... by stevehs on Friday, Aug 10, 2007 at 5:52:54 PM
see ICH about Iraq which agrees with muc... by Blue Pilgrim on Friday, Aug 10, 2007 at 10:34:18 PM