|Introduction||Guilty of Torture||God On Our Side|
|9/11||Torture Glossary||Cindy Sheehan Protest|
|Blog To Discuss The Iraq War||Bush’s Five Big Lies||The Muslims Will Kill Us All!|
|feedback||Bush’s Untrue WMD Statements||Don’t Marry A Soldier|
|American Terrorists||How You Know Bush Lied about WMDs||Don’t Enlist|
|American War Criminals||Iraq War Motives||Do Enlist|
|Disrespecting American Soldiers||Altruistic War Motives||The Coming Draft|
|Joke||Selfish War Motives||The Ideal War|
|Iraq War Casualty Pictures||Popular War Motives||Spoken Word Links|
|Abu Ghraib Torture Pictures||Economic Cost of the Iraq War||Video Links|
|Navy Seals Pictures||Beheadings||Books|
|Fallujah Pictures||History||Related Essays by Roedy|
|DU Baby Pictures||Why The Iraqis Fight So Hard||Links|
|Culprit Pictures||What The Iraqis Want||Taking Action|
|Protestor Pictures||Republican Denial||What You can Do|
|Links To Pictures||Republicans Pretend Not To Notice||Mark Twain’s War Prayer|
|Body Counts||Saddam Hussein||War Is A Racket|
|Defense Science Board||Future||Wounds by Dr. Norman Bethune|
|Atrocities||Mind Your Own Business!||How Will The Iraq War End?|
|Tortures||Why I Despise Most Americans||Conclusions|
I wondered what could motivate people to lie so outrageously. Why were they supporting torture and anal rape of children? Surely 50% of American were not all sadistic pedophiles.
Here is how Northern Storm, a frequent poster in alt.politics.bush explains it: This is how Republicans see the Iraq war: “Sure, bad things happen in war but this war is very noble. Besides, that picture you’re shoving in my face is an isolated incident according to the administration and I’ll believe them before I believe you.
Moreover, these isolated incidents you’re pointing out, while tragic and regrettable, are out weighed by all the wonderful things we’re doing in Iraq. Haven’t you read about the wonderful new schools and hospitals we’re building for our friends the Iraqis?”
You have to keep in mind that the Republicans want (desperately) to believe it. Plus, they’re inundated every day with the rosy picture that FOX and Rush are paid to tell them. If a guy in a nice suit on TV tells them what they already want to believe, it’s pretty easy for them to fall in line.
Furthermore, most of them are young and idealistic. Many aren’t old enough to recall their government lying to them during the Viet Nam years.
Lastly, there’s always been an under the surface theme throughout public education in America that equates questioning the government as a lack of patriotism. To speak out makes you a traitor, in their minds.
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