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It's funny how post-modern and relativistic Bush and his administration can get when it suits them. For instance, how Bush wants to hear "both sides" of the Intelligent Design/Evolution "debate". Well, that's funny coming from a "stay the course" type of dude that sees one side to every 9-sided conundrum.
But while Bush declares victory against liberal relativism, they use their doublespeak whenever it suits them, especially in the case of Rumsfeld:
"As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know."
Mr. Rumsfeld's "poetry" speaks volumes to the type of person he is. He's obviously done a good job conning you conservatives into a happy dream-state, as usual, we hear the whisper of nothingness coming from your mouths.
This is old news, having been reportered over a year ago:
The truth of this matter is still up for debate, with some internal Pentagon memos indeed showing that the death count of military victims in Iraq may be purposely skewed with some things that were learned from the Vietnam War. (http://educate-yourself.org/cn/iraqdeathcountdistorted06jul05.shtml).
CommonDreams does an excellent job in this( http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0523-33.htm) article showing how things learned from the Vietnam War are thus applied to Iraq in order to not make the same mistakes that so enraged the public.
From a skewed death count of American Servicemen, to vague body counts of "insurgents" being floated before the naive media, I must concede this war is NOT like Vietnam. It's much more devious and deceitful. Photographs of coffins are not allowed not beacuse of Bush's respect for the dead (if that were the case, wouldn't you think he would attend at least a few funerals of fallen servicemen?), but because the count may be far worse than at first thought.
It's only by some creative bookeeping that we're kept in the dark.
But last time I remember that happening, a few people from Enron and WorldComm went to jail.
Doesn't it follow our leaders should suffer the exact same fate?