Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

The Administration "re-wronging" History

By       Message AmeriPundit     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 10 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

- Advertisement -
Cheney- November, 2005: "The president and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone -- but we're not going to sit by and let them rewrite history..."

Rumsfeld on the issue of war if there were no WMD's in Iraq

Rumsfeld- February, 2004: "... there would have been no war."

Rumsfeld- November, 2005: "... probably yes."

Clearly, "rewriting history" is the Administration's job. They just don't seem to be doing very well at explaining certain crucial discrepancies anymore.

Links to chart comparisons between reports various agencies gave to the Administration and how the Administration then used those reports are at the end of the article. Also provided are links proving that the Congress did not have "the same intelligence".

To get a feel for the thinking that gives rise to the false "righteous indignation" exhibited by Dick Cheney and others in the Administration, one should consider the following statements made to Ron Suskind, former Wall Street Journal reporter and author of The Price of Loyalty by a senior advisor to George Bush- as reported in the New York Times Magazine:

First, Mr. Suskind states that the advisor pointed out that he (Mr. Suskind) lives, "... in what we [the Administration] call the reality-based community...''.
- Advertisement -


The advisor defined that community as being those who, ''believe that solutions emerge from "your" [presumably the rest of us] judicious study of discernible reality.''

He went on to explain:

"That 's not the way the world really works anymore... We 're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you 're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we 'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that 's how things will sort out. We 're history 's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to study what we do. "


Perhaps it's worth taking a look at the "empire's own reality" and "history's actors" roles in it- if only to explain how we got from:

February 2003
- Advertisement -


Q: Mr. Secretary, you said in your opening remarks, sir -- you described it as two paths that nations can take, and you noted that Saddam Hussein, had he opened up his country to the U.N. resolutions, there would have been no war.

Rumsfeld: Was what I said today correct? Yes. There would not have been a war. I mean, that's just a fact.


To here:

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

AmeriPundit.com
AmeriPundit.com is a Progressive voice in these regressive times - ameripundit@yahoo.com

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Administration "re-wronging" History

Sergeant Benderman: Serving Time for Having a Conscience

"Surreality" shows and deadly "Comedies"

America's #1 Problem

Cheney, Guns, Social Security, Vigilance, and Tort Reform

Re: Dubya on the Dubai Port Deal (and the Constitution)