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Bush Still Spewing Lies: 3-Minute Radio Address

Here is Bush's radio address from Saturday, May 1. I was stunned to hear Bush in a short interaction with reporters on Saturday saying that torture chambers and political prisons no longer exist in Iraq on the very DAY that new information leaked about the US military abusing prisoners in a notorious political prison!

I was thinking, "Man, this guy is WAY off-script!"

But I was checking around on the web for some more information and came across this little gem from the most unlikely of sites: the freaking White House! Denying that the US is torturing Iraqis is not only NOT off-script, it is a prominent part of the President Cheney's strategy...
link not working help... 04.May.2004 02:49


The link is not working for me do you have another site I can visit to hear the thing?

here is the original link to text and audio 04.May.2004 10:29



here is the white house web page. there is a text version here (see below). for original audio, go to this link and press the 'audio' button. it is in real media format (.ram) for which you need realplayer.

the script:

"Good morning. A year ago, I declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq, after coalition forces conducted one of the swiftest, most successful and humane campaigns in military history. I thanked our troops for their courage and for their professionalism. They had confronted a gathering danger to our nation and the world. They had vanquished a brutal dictator who had twice invaded neighboring countries, who had used weapons of mass destruction against his own people, and who had supported and financed terrorism. On that day, I also cautioned Americans that, while a tyrant had fallen, the war against terror would go on.

One year later, despite many challenges, life for the Iraqi people is a world away from the cruelty and corruption of Saddam's regime. AT THE MOST BASIC LEVEL OF JUSTICE, PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER DISAPPEARING INTO POLITICAL PRISONS, TORTURE CHAMBERS, AND MASS GRAVES -- BECAUSE THE FORMER DICTATOR IS IN PRISON, HIMSELF. And their daily life is improving. Electricity is now more widely available than before the war. Iraq has a stable currency and banks are thriving. Schools and clinics have been renovated and reopened, and power plants, hospitals, water and sanitation facilities, and bridges are being rehabilitated. Iraq's oil infrastructure is being rebuilt, with the Iraqi oil industry already producing about 2.5 million barrels per day.

On the ground in Iraq, we have serious and continuing challenges. Illegal militias and remnants of the regime, joined by foreign terrorists, are trying to take by force the power they could never gain by the ballot. These groups have found little support among the Iraqi people.

Our coalition is implementing a clear strategy in Iraq. First, we will ensure an atmosphere of security as Iraqis move toward self-government. Our coalition supports the efforts of local Iraqis to negotiate the disarmament of the radicals in Fallujah. We've also made it clear that militias in Najaf and elsewhere must disarm or face grave consequences. American and coalition forces are in place, and we are prepared to enforce order in Iraq.

The second element of our strategy is to return sovereignty to the people of Iraq on the schedule that we agreed to with the Iraqi Governing Council. Like any proud people, Iraqis want to manage their own affairs -- and that is a goal we share. On June 30th, a sovereign Iraqi interim government will take office. Iraqis will assume all administrative duties now performed by the coalition. Since February, United Nations Special Advisor Lakhdar Brahimi has been consulting with Iraqis on how best to form that interim government. The United States fully supports his mission.

As the transfer of sovereignty approaches on June 30th, we are likely to see more violence from groups opposed to freedom. We will not be intimidated or diverted. On July 1st, and beyond, our reconstruction and military commitment will continue.

In the cause of a free and stable Iraq, our servicemen and women are working hard and sacrificing greatly. And families of the brave troops who have fallen must know that their loss is not in vain. We will finish our work in Iraq, because the stakes for our country and the world are high. The failure of Iraqi democracy would embolden terrorists around the globe, increase dangers to the American people, and extinguish the hopes of millions in the Middle East. The success of Iraqi democracy would send forth the news, from Damascus to Tehran, that freedom can be the future of every nation. And democracy will succeed in Iraq, because our coalition is strong, because our resolve is firm, and because the people of Iraq desire and deserve to live in freedom.

Thank you for listening."

ha! that's pretty funny. 04.May.2004 15:37

this thing here

it just makes me want to cry.

that man is our president.

our president looks us in the face and lies.

his lies kill people.

his lies launch wars.

the war costs between $4,000,000,000 - $5,000,000,000 per month.

and that's our money.

and america isn't one bit safer or stronger for it.

and those soldiers who tortured the prisoners were americans.

and our reputation keeps spiralling downward.

and, no, we are not experiencing a bad trip or a seizure...

Our President - Mr. Oblivio 04.May.2004 17:56

Cheney Watch

Sweet Jesus . . . How can he utter words like, "coalition forces conducted one of the swiftest, most successful and humane campaigns in military history", "One year later, despite many challenges, life for the Iraqi people is a world away from the cruelty and corruption of Saddam's regime," and "Our coalition is implementing a clear strategy in Iraq." I do not think the parents and relatives of the tens of thousands of innocent people killed, or the families stuck in the desert and prevented from returning to their homes, or the people snatched from their homes and from the street to be held and humiliated on film would agree.

Before the unilateral, preemptive debacle, I said over and over that Iraq was not only NOT a threat to the US, but that it would become our own personal, bloody tar baby.

I hate to be right about this.