>"I Remember"

>Wow. Powerful ad.

(h/t, Brilliant At Breakfast.)

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5 responses to “>"I Remember"

  1. >Thank you for this SoB. I posted it to my account on Facebook. I wish I could send it to my Mother and her husband, but if I did, we might never speak again.

  2. >I remember Bush pushing for the war. Unfortunately, most of the congress, including Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, especially Joe Biden and a host of other democrats were also complicit.Something else I remember is republicans voting to not extend unemployment benefits. I especially remember them beating the drum about supporting the troops and turning around to claim that Obama somehow ballooned the deficit/national debt just because he took some dollars to salve the wounds of a nation. I remember even John Boehner was willing to sunset the Bush tax cuts for earners above $250k/annum but his even more dickly republican confederates told him to shape up and get with the program.Most of all, I remember that SOB Limbaugh crow that he would rather the nation's economy tank and millions remain out-of-work than to see even the slightest success in any of Obama's recovery efforts. I hate fucking FOX news watching idiot republicans.

  3. >Unfortunately, most of the congress, including Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, especially Joe Biden and a host of other democrats were also complicit.Yes, this is true. But I also remember those times, the rhetoric, the "Freedom Fries," the way it was repeated over and over again that if you DIDN'T support the war you were anti-America, a terrorist appeaser, you wanted America to get attacked. I remember that very well.Talk about beating a drum .. this was cult-like thought control repetition. The fear messaging we got every day, the images of mushroom clouds, the Osama bin Laden tapes that were released and the terrori threat levesl …. the duct tape and plastic sheeting. Certainty is a powerful drug, it triggers the same part of the brain as sex and drugs. We had a whole lot of people who were CERTAIN that Iraq was responsible for 9/11, that Saddam had all sorts of WMDs, and the war was critical to American safety.So I am perhaps a little more forgiving of those people who jumped on the bandwagon because I remember those awful times. I blame Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Neocons who orchestrated the entire war propaganda campaign — and the media who blindly accepted this information as the god's honest truth.

  4. >I used to appreciate the jokes from the late 1990s about the weapons inspections, like a cartoon of Saddam sitting on a chest atop of a carpet that hid a trap-door where the WMD were supposedly stashed. For a moment, I may have actually believed that he had mobile chemical weapons laboratories rolling around the desert to and from various safe sites. But when I saw the build-up to full-scale war happening all around me with the slow, unstoppable momentum of a gigantic glacier cutting through a mountain I knew it was all lies. I will never forget the burning shame of the bombing/shelling of Baghdad and the subsequent siege of Fallujah.

  5. >But when I saw the build-up to full-scale war happening all around me with the slow, unstoppable momentum of a gigantic glacier cutting through a mountain I knew it was all lies.Me too. I never believed it. I knew it was all a lie for oil.