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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Bush fabricates, the media takes dictation, once again

Secondly, it's up to Iran to prove to the world that they're a stabilizing force as opposed to a destabilizing force. After all, this is a government that has proclaimed its desire to build a nuclear weapon.
-- aWol, yesterday.

Trivially, it is interesting to note that Bush's preceding paragraph to the one quoted above began with "Thirdly." Less trivially, the statement that Iran's government has proclaimed its desire to build a nuclear weapon is a flat-out lie:
The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued the fatwa that the production, stockpiling, and use of nuclear weapons are forbidden under Islam and that the Islamic Republic of Iran shall never acquire these weapons. President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who took office just recently, in his inaugural address reiterated that his government is against weapons of mass destruction and will only pursue nuclear activities in the peaceful domain.
Eli at Left I on the News is tracking media coverage of this Bush lie--and predictably, almost nobody is calling him on it.

And was Bush looking in a mirror when he said this?
This is a government that is in defiance of international accord, a government that seems to be willing to thumb its nose at the international community and, at the same time, a government that denies its people a rightful place in the world and denies its people the ability to realize their full potential.