Monday, July 7, 2008

Leaders, Liars and the Need to Know

You may be interested in this breaking news;
AP Exclusive: US removes uranium from Iraq By BRIAN MURPHY ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER July 6, 2008 "The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program - a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium - reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans...more"

If the dead could speak, what would this man say? ( click on image for larger view )

the face of a lier, that caused so many deaths

Image at Wikimedia Commons ( public domain )

As the Bush Administration comes to a close, I expect many such news releases. Mark Twain was a radical in his own day, with little formal education and few ties to the Establishment. That allowed him to speak freely about the world he lived in;

'Politicians are liars and thieves, which makes them eminently qualified to represent their constituents.'

While we ponder our 'need to know', we should ask ourselves if the actual truth about nuclear energy should be taught anywhere, by anyone. Someone is in charge of the science, and they determine who has the 'clearance' to study real science on the issue. Even if a science student thinks he needs to know how to make a bomb, it is very doubtful that any of his teachers have the 'clearance' to actually teach him.

Just how much does the average man 'need to know' to cast an informed vote?

America doesn't seem to be getting much news about the war in Iraq lately, at least not in the Main Stream Press. Most of what we learned about the war in Iraq was from reporters 'embed' with Coalition troops, and from Retired Generals that sat as “message force multipliers” on news broadcasts.

I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for apologies from pundits that condemned the Bush Administration decision to go to war. Perhaps they don't think we 'need to hear' that.

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