Language, Politics

This is amazing. There have been lots of lists of lies told by the Bush administration, but Sam Smith has actually edited together all these lies into a coherent narrative about the war. (Albeit a completely deceptive and false narrative.) Here is a sample:

The United States approached its postwar work with a two-part resolve: a commitment to stay and a commitment to leave. The United States had no intention of determining the precise form of Iraq’s new government. That choice belonged to the Iraqi people. We have never been a colonial power. We do not leave behind occupying armies. We leave behind constitutions and parliaments. We don’t take our force and go around the world and try to take other people’s real estate or other people’s resources, their oil. We never have and we never will.

I’m just waiting for someone to update the text and make it all hyper-text with links to the actual quotes …