Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Do feel that the time has come for our viewers to crack open the skulls of their neighbors and feast on the goo inside?

Now, I'm not taking this guy's word for this, and I'm not not taking this guy's word for this, but here's yet another example of how our media has abrogated its responsibility to at least question the motherfucking official version of events. Ya dig?

Ex-Marine says public version of Saddam capture fiction

Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army.

But we saw the spider hole, right?! What more evidence do we need?

"Later on, a military production team fabricated the film of Saddam's capture in a hole, which was in fact a deserted well," Abou Rabeh said.

Look. We got lied to about Jessica Lynch. We got lied to about the teardown of Saddam's statue. We got lied to about the Iraqi elections. All of these lies had one thing in common - they incorporated visuals that seemed to provide incontrovertable evidence of Bush's policies being vindicated. Ya think ... just maybe, American media ... it might be time to start investigating these stories for countervailing evidence? It's fine to present the "official version of events" but it's a basic fact that the administration and the military have political goals and that their methods are often at odds with getting out the truth. It's a fact of life, in war and politics, that this will happen. But it's not a fact of life that we have to act like stupid idiots and believe them Every! Single! Fucking! Time!!!

So, American media, by all means, show the pictures. But for god's sake don't pretend like that's all there is to it.

Oh, and fire all the pundits.

(Hey, UPI, instead of taking this Abou Rabeh guy's word for it, how about launching a serious investigation? Whether the military or random ex-Marines, I, for one, am sick of being lied to, even for a "greater good.")

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