Formerly conservative, now proto-Nazi, publications such as National Review and the Wall Street Journal editorial page, keep pounding the war drums, as does right-wing talk radio and neocon propaganda organs such as the Weekly Standard and Fox "News." The few facts that emerge in the interstices of the war propaganda are quickly spun away.
Slaughter of civilians? Just a few bad apples. We will fix that with seminars for the troops on military ethics and core values.
Troop withdrawals? As soon as the undefined mission is completed.
No weapons of mass destruction? Don’t worry about it. We had to have some excuse to invade Iraq and to "build democracy" so that America would be safe.
World opinion? No opinion counts but ours.
Red ink? No sweat. We can borrow more from China. Our growing indebtedness is proof that our power makes us a preferred debtor.
Bush supporters dismiss anyone who tells them the truth as a traitor. Bush supporters are as dependent on propaganda as substance abusers are on drugs and alcohol. Try weaning Bush supporters from the obvious lies that are the basis of this administration, and they will call you every name in the book.
--Paul Craig Roberts