The corporate media, with message points from the RNC and Karl Rove, have made the characters of Bush and Cheney off limits, as if they were born with some sort of eternal dispensation that keeps their motives from being questioned.
This, of course, keeps them from being accountable for their endless broken promises, lies and abysmal performances.
When BuzzFlash began its online news and commentary service, nearly seven years ago, one of our motivations was drawing light on how hypocritical the Republicans and their mob of supporters were and are. (1)
Great editorial by Buzzflash. Why bring it up again? Because of Bush's most recent comments:
He said disagreeing with him over the war -- as many in the room do -- does not mean "you don't share the same sense of patriotism I do.""You can get that thought out of your mind, if that's what some believe," the president said. "These are tough times, but there's no doubt in my mind that you want to secure this homeland as much as I do."
"I listened to many members here, I listened to members of my own party, I listened to the military and came up with a plan that I genuinely believe has the best of succeeding," the president said. (2)
Bush truly seems to believe he is the Arbiter of Patriotism. Bizarre. Why won't the corporate media question his patriotism? Why do they assume he is acting in good faith?