2003 - Lie upon lie upon lie. Clinton would be hung.
But the corporate-owned and operated press makes the least of each
lie Bush is caught red-handed in.
We already heard
a couple of days ago that President Bush's supposed encounter with a
British Airways jet was fiction - they admitted it never happened as
they said it had.
Lying about such
a meaningless thing that serves nothing but making the President
sound cool shows that they have no moral code against lying,
entirely without cause. It is just who they are, compulsive
and pathologically dishonest people who say or do anything for
But wait, now the
turkey. We knew the turkey was a fictional moment, but had no idea
how fictional it was. That turkey that looks too perfect to be
true, made just for a nice photo op - well, it was.
Yes, as reported
by the Washington Post (The
Bird Was Perfect But Not For Dinner):
"In the most
widely published image from his Thanksgiving day trip to Baghdad,
the beaming president is wearing an Army workout jacket and
surrounded by soldiers as he cradles a huge platter laden with a
"The bird is so
perfect it looks as if it came from a food magazine, with bunches of
grapes and other trimmings completing a Norman Rockwell image that
evokes bounty and security in one of the most dangerous parts of the
"But as a small
sign of the many ways the White House maximized the impact of the
21/2-hour stop at the Baghdad airport, administration officials
said" yesterday that Bush picked up a decoration, not a serving
No lie left
behind, literally. Even now, they won't just admit it was a
plant. It just happened to be there, they say, and the
President coincidentally picked it up without knowing.
Just happened to
be there? Right, I'm sure with Thanksgiving being such a big
holiday in Iraq there are all sorts of picture perfect fake turkeys
sitting around everywhere. Especially, it is for sure, that
our army went to great lengths to make sure each of our 140,000
troops stationed over there had access to a fake turkey in case they
needed a good photo op. Lives were risked trucking fake
turkeys all over the Iraqi desert just for the sake of it.
As we see, when
the lies are so pointless and so, so stupid, so constant and so
clearly debunkable yet they still get told, you can be certain we
are dealing with pathological liars, people who lie just because
they like to, who don't see anything wrong with it. On a daily
basis, they go through their days thinking, "What would be a good
lie to tell in this situation to make the President sound good."
And the central liar in all of this is the turkey holding the...
well, I would say the turkey holding the turkey in the picture, but
the second turkey is a fake and we are not prone to lying and
pretending something is something its not just because it would
sound good in our sentence.
No, we can't say,
'The biggest liar is the turkey holding the turkey.' But one
thing is clear - the ring-leader of this group of compulsive,
constant liars is the fake holding the fake.