Monday, November 14, 2005

THIS is How you Rewrite History!

2 Thoughts:

Blogger pawlr said...

Good time to review a pithy quote from Ron Suskind's NYT article, "Without A Doubt" 10/17/04:

"In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn't like about Bush's former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House's displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend -- but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency. The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'"

No accountability, no consistency, no responsibility. They honestly believe they can do whatever they want.

This goes a long way to explain how the WH thought they could just change McLellan's transcript; why Libby thought he could contradict his own notes and get away with it; why they thought they could script "spontaneous" meetings for Bush with the troops; and why Bush thinks he can scold voters into believing him again.

It's called "buying into your own bullshit", and the public is finally catching up to them.

Monday, November 14, 2005 1:06:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Well said Pawl. The public is catching up, although some will remain deluded to the very end. Hitler's bunker wasn't empty after all.

Monday, November 14, 2005 1:48:00 PM  

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