Monday, May 2, 2011

"The press conferences keep on lyin"

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, is a man who's seen much of the guts and inner-workings of Babylon in his day. He pens:
This morning’s headline has the odor of a staged event. The smell reeks from the triumphalist news reports loaded with exaggerations, from celebrants waving flags and chanting "USA USA." Could something else be going on?
No doubt President Obama is in desperate need of a victory. He committed the fool’s error or restarting the war in Afghanistan, and now after a decade of fighting the US faces stalemate, if not defeat. The wars of the Bush/Obama regimes have bankrupted the US, leaving huge deficits and a declining dollar in their wake. And re-election time is approaching.
The really good news? Light up your lighter, cause now that Osama is dead, the wars will end, right? All you American boys and girls in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Pakistan and elsewhere, be of good cheer, you're coming home!