By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
not yet Bush's second term. All available
Bush administration is recycling the lies that it used to invade
The source for this effort to spread hysteria? One "walk-in" source with unverified documents. Most likely, the source is a member of an Iranian exile group given the assignment by neocons Richard Perle and John Bolton.
might think that Powell would be suffering shame enough for lying to the UN
International Atomic Energy Agency conducts regular inspections in
Real evidence, however, is no match for neocon propaganda.
the propaganda is pouring out of the well-oiled neocon machine. French, German
and British agreements that confine
November 20, Caroline Glick, deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post
The neoconservative Heritage Foundation promptly broadcast Glick's hysterical rants into the Republican noise machine, reviving talk radio calls for nuking France, "America's oldest enemy."
Three years ago Ann Coulter was fired by National Review, a neocon publication, when she declared: "We should invade [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Today such violent words are common parlance.
There is no evidence whatsoever in behalf of the claims the Bush administration is making about Iranian nukes. The purpose of these false claims is to create fear that will breech the public's opposition to a draft. The neocons are desperate for troops for their Middle Eastern War.
a decade or longer, the neocons who control the Bush administration's foreign
and military policies have been writing papers advocating a US-Israeli conquest
to get their war underway, the neocons launched their invasion before they had
the necessary manpower for the task. Bogged down in
before the Iraqi war is finished, the neocon propaganda machine is at work
creating fear that the
me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But Americans are perfectly
set up to be fooled twice. Right-wing talk radio has conservative patriots
absolutely demanding to be fooled. Christian rapture propagandists have conservative
congregations waiting to be wafted up to heaven. The corporate media is with
President Bush. Military types are determined to avenge the
Critics are dismissed as "enemies" who are "against us". Reason and common sense are not features of the Bush administration. It is all blind emotion, a replay of The Triumph of the Will.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy during 1981-82.