August 29, 2006
Look Who's TalkingUnbelievable:
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday he is deeply troubled by the success of terrorist groups in "manipulating the media" to influence Westerners.This guy's callousness is just amazing. What keeps him awake is how to out-propagandize terrorist groups rather than extricating the troops from a civil war and preventing the further dismemberment of Iraq. It's always about politics for these people.
Besides, which terrorist groups exactly are manipulating the media in this country? If he's talking of the reports of the quagmire in Iraq, that's not terrorist propaganda, but reality that can no longer be denied in spite of the Bush cabal spin. Unless of course he's referring to reality as an enemy, because the Bush Administration has long declared war on the truth.
Rumsfeld's delusion simply won't let him admit that people are questioning this war not because of misinformation by terrorist groups, but because he and Bush and Cheney have f'ed up Iraq from the start.
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