Smarmy Alligator

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Wow. Talk about revisionist historicism:

Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended
the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW’s, ended the war in the Mideast, opened
relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved
Eretz Israel’s life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does
anyone remember what he did that was bad?

Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable.
He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary
that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could
stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a
peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace.
And he succeeded.

It gets better. He eventually accuses Woodward and Felt of genocide. And of course, he brings up Clinton, the neo-cons biggest bogeyman.

I don’t understand how people can have such wholly different understandings of history and politics and basic events. And such wholly different ideas about what constitutes a decent human being.

What did Nixon do? He was a politician who lied, in order to further solidify and concentrate his own power, who did everything in his power to make the work of the White House opaque. He was a paranoid megalomaniac who broke the law to further his own power-hunger. Peacemaker my ass.

Deep Throat and Genocide (The American Spectator)

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Written by laura k

June 2, 2005 at 7:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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