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  •  The reason to reject the idea that Bush-Cheney (3+ / 0-)
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    orchestrated the 9-11 attacks is that they worked.

    •  well, there's that, too. (0+ / 0-)

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Fri May 17, 2013 at 09:26:14 AM PDT

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    •  BTW, whatever else I think of GWB, (2+ / 0-)
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      I do not believe he would have been morally capable of a false-flag attack on the scale of 9/11. Unlike Cheney, GWB appears to actually believe he's operating in behalf of Goodness and Truth and Light. I don't think he could ever have persuaded himself that a crime against America on the scale of 9/11 was Good and True and Lightful.

      Cheney, on the other hand, doesn't give a fuck about Goodness or Truth or Light. The little lecture near the end of 1984, where the dude explains to our poor protagonist that, no, the powers-that-be do not entertain self-justifications that their brutal exercise of power is somehow actually in the best interests of the proles, but rather their brutal exercise of power is its own justification, its own purpose: That lecture appears to match Cheney's own philosophy pretty closely.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Fri May 17, 2013 at 09:44:35 AM PDT

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