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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: War on Terra: Election 2006

"Q: How can people help on the war on terror?
Dubya: It's one thing to have a philosophical difference — and I can understand people being abhorrent about war. War is terrible, but one way people can help as we're coming down the pike in the 2006 elections is remember the effect that rhetoric can have on our troops in harm's way, and the effect that rhetoric can have in emboldening or weakening an enemy."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, answering question from 7-year old child, January 11, 2006

“When asked about the War on Terra the first thing that Bush comes up with is the 2006 elections.. Does the media not get this? Do they not see that, for Bush, the War is all about politics? Just asking..”
-Skippy


“Bush said the war's critics should stop questioning the motives that led him to launch the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
‘The American people know the difference between responsible and irresponsible debate when they see it…. And they know the difference between a loyal opposition that points out what is wrong, and defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right,’ Bush said.
‘I ask all Americans to hold their elected leaders to account and demand a debate that brings credit to our democracy — not comfort to our adversaries,’ Bush said.”
-LA Times, January 11, 2005

“Once again.. He wants people to ‘hold elected leaders to account’ (sounds good doesn’t it?) except when it comes to things that He screwed up like going to war in Iraq. Holding officials responsible for things like that is giving comfort to our adversaries. Amazing how everything that hurts the Republican administration helps our enemies.”
-Skippy


“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders . . . All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism."
-Hermann Goering

“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.”
-Plato

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

-Joseph Goebbels

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