The success of the Bush Regime�s propaganda, lies, and
deception with gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it
difficult for intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about the future of
the United States.
For almost eight years the US media have served as Ministry
of Propaganda for a war criminal regime. Americans incapable of thinking for
themselves, reading between the lines, or accessing foreign media on the
Internet have been brainwashed.
As the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, said, it is easy
to deceive a people. You just tell them they have been attacked and wave the
It certainly worked with Americans.
The gullibility and unconcern of the American people have
had many victims. There are 1.25 million dead Iraqis. There are 4 million
displaced Iraqis. No one knows how many are maimed and orphaned.
Iraq is in ruins, its infrastructure destroyed by American
bombs, missiles, and helicopter gunships.
We do not know the death toll in Afghanistan, but even the
American puppet regime protests the repeated killings of women and children by
US and NATO troops.
We don�t know what the death toll would be in Iran if Darth
Cheney and the neocons succeed in their plot with Israel to bomb Iran, perhaps
with nuclear weapons.
What we do know is that all this murder and destruction has
no justification and is evil. It is the work of evil men who have no qualms
about lying and deceiving in order to kill innocent people to achieve their
That such evil people have control over the United States
government and media damns the American public for eternity.
America will never recover from the shame and dishonor
heaped upon her by the neoconned Bush Regime.
The success of the neocon propaganda has been so great that
the opposition party has not lifted a finger to rein in the Bush Regime�s
criminal actions. Even Obama, who promises �change� is too intimidated by the neocon�s success in
brainwashing the American population to do what his supporters hoped he would
do and lead us out of the shame in which the neoconned Bush Regime has
This about sums up the pessimistic state in which I existed
prior to the go-ahead given by the Bush Regime to its puppet in Georgia to
ethnically cleanse South Ossetia of Russians in order to defuse the separatist
movement. The American media, aka, the Ministry of Lies and Deceit, again
accommodated the criminal Bush Regime and proclaimed �Russian invasion� to cover up the ethnic cleansing of Russians in
South Ossetia by the Georgian military assault.
Only this time, the rest of the world didn�t buy it. The
many years of lies -- 9/11, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda
connections, yellowcake, anthrax attack, Iranian nukes, �the United States doesn�t torture,� the bombings of weddings,
funerals, and children�s soccer games, Abu Ghraib, renditions, Guantanamo,
various fabricated �terrorist plots,�
the determined assault on civil liberties -- have taken their toll on American
credibility. No one outside America any longer believes the US media or the US
The rest of the world reported the facts -- an assault on
Russian civilians by American and Israeli trained and equipped Georgian troops.
The Bush Regime, overcome by hubris, expected Russia to
accept this act of American hegemony. But the Russians did not, and the
Georgian military was sent fleeing for its life.
The neoconned Republican response to the Russian failure to
follow the script and to be intimidated by the �unipower� was so imbecilic that it shattered the brainwashing to
which Americans had succumbed.
McCain declared, �In
the 21st century nations don�t invade other nations.� Imagine the laughs
Jon Stewart will get out of this on the Daily Show. In the early years of the
21st century, the United States has already invaded two countries and has been
beating the drums for attacking a third. President Bush, the chief invader of
the 21st century, echoed McCain�s claim that nations don�t invade other
This dissonant claim shocked even brainwashed Americans, as
readers� emails reveal. If in the 21st century countries don�t invade other
countries, what is Bush doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what are the naval
armadas and propaganda arrayed against Iran about?
Have two of the worst warmongers of modern times -- Bush and
McCain -- called off the US/Israeli attack on Iran? If McCain is elected
president, is he going to pull US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan as �nations don�t invade other nations,�
or is President Bush going to beat him to it?
We all know the answer.
The two stooges are astonished that the Americans have
taught hegemony to Russians, who were previously operating, naively perhaps, on
the basis of good will.
Suddenly the Western Europeans have realized that being allied
with the United States is like holding a tiger by the tail. No European country
wants to be hurled into war with Russia. Germany, France, and Italy must be
thanking God they blocked Georgia�s membership in NATO.
The Ukraine, where a sick nationalism has taken hold funded
by the neocon National Endowment for Democracy, will be the next conflict
between American pretensions and Russia. Russia is being taught by the neocons
that freeing the constituent parts of its empire has not resulted in their independence
but in their absorption into the American Empire.
Unless enough Americans can overcome their brainwashed state
and the rigged Diebold voting machines, turn out the imbecilic Republicans and
hold the neoconservatives accountable for their crimes against humanity, a
crazed neocon US government will provoke nuclear war with Russia.
The neoconservatives represent the greatest danger ever
faced by the United States and the world. Humanity has no greater enemy.
Craig Roberts [email
him] was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President
Reagan�s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University,
and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was
awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Mitterrand. He is the
author of Supply-Side
Revolution : An Insider�s Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation
and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown:
Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence M.
Stratton of The
Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the
Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click here for
Peter Brimelow�s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent
epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.