The only reason Americans can look themselves in the mirror is that they are clueless and have little idea of what is being done in their name. One-third of the U.S. population actually believes that Iraq was behind 9/11 and that Bush found the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Apparently, a large percentage of the U.S. population believes that Iran has nuclear weapons and that America is in danger of being attacked by Iran. No democracy can work when people take their responsibility as citizens so lightly as to be totally ignorant.
Bush supporters dismiss anyone who tells them the truth as a traitor. Bush supporters are as dependent on propaganda as substance abusers are on drugs and alcohol. Try weaning Bush supporters from the obvious lies that are the basis of this administration, and they will call you every name in the book.
They are proud to be Americans. Lies and war crimes are an American right.
And you had better shut up or those Halliburton-built concentration camps will be your new home.
Paul Craig Roberts
When Bush lost his 1978 run for Congress from West Texas against an opponent who stressed Bush's two Ivy League degrees, Bush resolved never to allow himself to be "outdumbed again."
How brilliantly Bush has succeeded. He is supported by that third of the population, and only that third, that believes his obvious lies. Anyone who knows anything, despises Bush as a war criminal and a liar.
Even the lying New York Times and the War Mongering Washington Post, even, probably, Canada's own disgusting National Pustule and its ZioCon affiliates, acknowledge that Bush's claims about Iraq's WMD, about Saddam being behind 9/11, about Saddam and the Niger "yellow cake" were all lies. When cornered, even Bush has admitted this.
Yet approximately a third of American voters still believe these stupid, transparent and vicious lies. Bush leads an administration based on lies and supported exclusively by ignoramuses and morons. What can you call a government like that? American Dumbocracy?
First published by the Canadian Spectator, June 9, 2006