The most egregious political lie

Since WWII and before, one of the primary talents demanded of anyone who wanted to be president of the United States has been the ability to commit mass and serial murder under the aegis of "National Defense."

This country has had something like 200 shooting wars since 1776 -- and how many were for actual defense? And how many were seeking benefits?

That's what presidents do -- kill and lie about the reasons why.

The most dangerous hideous lie -- the one that makes it damn near impossible to improve or solve ANYTHING until it's addressed -- is the fiction we are supposed to embrace.

That George W Bush is the man in charge.
That he is the one who makes the decisions.
That he makes policy.

The current "Oh save us, Mighty Mouse" fantasy -- The Projected Earnings Report from the Carlyle Group (uhh, the Iraq Study Group Report) is being looked at as if it contradicts Monkey Boy's policies in Iraq, although none of them are willing to actually say that.

Of course, looking at the puffy drunk trying to smile, it certainly is a public humiliation, but what it is/was is the result of a power struggle between Dick Cheney and his masters and George Bush 41 and his masters as to whose hand goes up the hole of the sock puppet who calls himself "The Decider."

For this reason, they focus on cosmetic tactics, although they dare to go so far as to mention as step so obvious only someone who DIDN'T want the war to end would decline to pursue it -- and that's regional conferences including Iran and Syria.

For this band of miscreants, recommending that important step is safe, and something like "All our problems can be resolved if only Bush 43 who learn to levitate, or at least finance anti-gravity research.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Or as was said by a man who knew the ins and outs -- and wasn't afraid to talk about them:

Huey P. Long:

"The only difference I ever found between the Democratic leadership and the Republican leadership is that one of them is skinning you from the ankle up and the other, from the neck down."


Two other wise men have offered words of wisdom that are particularly relevant these days and which may be ignored at our peril:

Lord Buckley:

"If you get to it and you can NOT do it, there you jolly well are, aren't you?"


Professor Irwin Corey:

"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."


As to the report itself -- one more visionary summed up things such as that quite well:

Lenny Bruce

"There's a great big difference between a great big piece of art with a little shit in the middle
and a great big piece of shit with a little art in the middle."


--It is not irrelevant that the careers of all three men involved standing on stages and making people laugh through the shock of reality-recognition.


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