Saturday, September 16, 2006

Cognitive Dissonance, in the Age of Bush

We're not torturing anybody. We're just making 'em talk!

--a caller to C-SPAN

The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.

--Colin Powell, former Secretary of State

Common Article 3 [of the Geneva Conventions] says that, you know, "There will be no outrages upon human dignity." It's like -- it's very vague. What does that mean, "outrages upon human dignity"? That's a statement that is wide open to interpretation.

--President Bush, yesterday at the White House

Militarism is ideologically rooted in or related to concepts of alarmism, expansionism, extremism, imperialism, loyalism, nationalism, patriotism, protectionism, supremacy, triumphalism and warmongering.


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