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Here we go again

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Going to war again, and again based on lies and misrepresentations. Dan Froomkin reports:

Here’s Keith Olbermann on MSNBC: “Consider the similarities between the phrases Mr. Bush uses now about Iran and the ones he used in 2002 about Iraq.

A video montage then shows Bush saying the following:

Then: “The Iraqi people cannot flourish under a dictator that oppresses them–threatens them.”

Now: “Our struggle is not with the Iranian people. As a matter of fact, we want them to flourish.”

Then: “Iraq is land rich in culture and resources and talent.”

Now: “And the Iranian people are proud people, and they’ve got a great history and a great tradition.”

Then: “If we fail to act in the face of danger, the people of Iraq will continue to live in brutal submission. The regime will remain unstable. The region will remain unstable, with little hope of freedom and isolated from the progress of our times.”

Now: “One of the things that the Iranian government is doing is they’ve begun to isolate their nation, to the harm of the Iranian people.”

Then: “Hopefully this can be done peacefully.”

Now: “I believe we can solve our problems peacefully.”

Then: “All options are on the table.”

Now: “All options are on the table.”

Crooks and Liars has the video.

Written by Leisureguy

2 February 2007 at 10:38 am

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