2005/02/22

More mixed messages from Bush

In a joint press conference with E.U. officials Bush was asked if the U.S. felt obligated to get approval from the U.N. Security Council before launching and attack on Iran. Bush said, "This notion the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous."

"Having said that all options are on the table," Bush immediately added.

5 Comments:

It's funny how CNN has the headline "Bush: Iran attack 'ridiculous'" and beside the link it says "'Diplomacy First'".

Then after reading the article, you notice the point about all options being on the table.

... and Polymath stated on my site: "Just about every major news outlet has a left-leaning spin" 

Posted by Jim
2/23/2005 03:51:00 am  
"'Diplomacy First' "

We all know what Bush's diplomacy technique is... 

Posted by WhyNot
2/23/2005 07:37:00 am  
I didn't say welcome Jim in my previous comment so let me say it here. We're glad to have you onboard. I've only recently had a look at your other site and will try to participate in the comments as I can.

""Just about every major news outlet has a left-leaning spin"  "

As we become more and more aware we will be able to sort through the spin regardless. I know I find it easier these days. Bloggers are becoming such a great source of news and commentary. The worry is for those that are not online and getting hit daily with media sources such as Fox news.  

Posted by Dianne
2/23/2005 10:48:00 am  
Thanks Dianne, I'm glad to be onboard as well. I agree, the Internet has been a valuable resource for the truth. Gone are the days where you get your morning newspaper and you believe everything you read and are influenced by the newspaper's writers perspective. 

Posted by Jim
2/23/2005 06:24:00 pm  
"Gone are the days where you get your morning newspaper and you believe everything you read  ",

You're exactly right Jim, but on the other hand there is a deadly weapon, and it's called television. For every person with a brain who bothers investigating satellite channels of somewhere else, or (god forbid!) cruise around the Internet, you have millions who just watch, digest and regurgitate Faux News.

The scariest bit is that TV brainwashing people en masse has become a fine art. Gone are the days of laughable Russian Pravda attempts to *convince* the watchers they were "liberating" Afghanistan some decades ago. Now, the national US media achieves this and 1/2 the 300 million Americans are genuinely convinced they have *liberated* Iraq.

Scary shit, eh? 

Posted by WhyNot
2/23/2005 07:21:00 pm  

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