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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lies, damn lies and Republican politics

So much for the Straight Talk Express.

Posturing and obfuscation are tools of the trade for Myth Romney, so it's no surprise to hear him parrot the lies of the Bush administration that we need to fight them over there, blah, blah blah. Ditto for Rudy Giuliani, who needs to burnish his alleged credential as the terrorists' worst nightmare.

But Mr. Straight Talk McCain?

The Globe reports today that the three GOP front runners continue to traffic in the disinformation offered by W. and Darth to justify their Iraqi misadventure. You know the one that says Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were in cahoots to spread terror around the corner and around the world.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney identified numerous groups that he said have "come together" to try to bring down the United States, though specialists say few of the groups Romney cited have worked together and only some have threatened the United States.

"They want to bring down the West, particularly us," Romney declared. "And they've come together as Shia and Sunni and Hezbollah and Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, with that intent."

Romney couldn't identify Massachusetts legislators. Why should we presume he can identify Islamic groups that seem as intent on destroying themselves as destroying us?

Giuliani draws an unproven connection between six domestic terrorist wannabees in New Jersey and bin Laden. McCain, desperate for the handful of still loyal Bush voters, parrots his master's voice in saying bin Laden would "follow us home" from Iraq.

Memo to McCain: bin Laden is hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan, where he has been since we broke off the legitimate effort to capture him as the mastermind of 9-11 to embark on the Hussein Follies.

There is no dispute that al Qaeda has become a greater force in Iraq -- since we toppled Hussein and let loose the chaos that grips that country today.

But the fact the McCain, Romney and Giuliani choose to ignore "the facts on the ground" to pursue the Bush myths shows just how far the "leaders" of the GOP have fallen.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Romney couldn't identify Massachusetts legislators."

CLASSIC!!

May 28, 2007 4:44 PM  
Anonymous jason said...

Hi, my name is Jason Feifer and I'm an editor at Boston Magazine. I can't find an e-mail address or name for the author of this blog, so would its author please e-mail me at JFeifer@bostonmagazine.com? I have a quick question for you. Thanks.

May 29, 2007 11:07 AM  

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