Friday, December 26, 2008

Top Ten Myths about Iraq, 2008

I most heartily commend to your attention Juan Cole's article today titled "Top Ten Myths about Iraq, 2008."

In it he answers misconceptions, distortions, and outright lies such as the following:

1. Iraqis are safer because of Bush's War.
4. The Bush administration scored a major victory with its Status of Forces Agreement.
5. Minorities in Iraq are safer since Bush's invasion.

6. The sole explanation for the fall in the monthly death rate for Iraqi civilians was the troop excalation or surge of 30,000 extra US troops in 2007.
Professor Cole's sober rebuttal to such nonsense is refreshing.

When you hear crap like these myths being touted, you may respond with facts by becoming familiar with this article.

Remember, repeating lies until people believe them is what neocons do and people will fall for it unless an alternative - the truth - is made available.
Citizens have a responsibility not to let twaddle pass unchallenged.
--the BB


The Cunning Runt said...

The "twaddle" is still being passed, and in buckets. I can barely imagine the reality which people who regularly watch Fox News are living in!

Thanks for this information-heavy link, it is indeed helpful in discussions with twaddle-tossers.

Paul said...

Shall we dedicate 2009 to tweaking twaddle-tossers?

johnieb said...

Maybe my shelter is more effective than I sometimes think, but people really believe any of that shit?

I'd stop by more often, BB, but I'm filling sandbags for a new guest extension of my bunker.