And what a tangled web we weave, when we just go along with those who practice to deceive, and let them have the stage to spread their lies unchallenged.
I have said, as long as I have made political comments, that there is only one thing Progressives need to do to wipe the Republican party off of the earth. That thing is to tell the truth. That's it, just tell the truth. But we've stood by for decades now waiting for the gutless Democrats in this country to figure that out.
The current case in point: We have a President who has had a six year long chance to be honest with the American people about Bush and Cheney's miserable, incompetent war of aggression in Iraq, and the hopeless position it has left us in. But he has never bothered to do that, scared to death of the mean things that Republicans will have to say about him. Now, he is caught in a miserable no-win situation, in which that very war of aggression has spawned what may be the most violent Islamist group in history. And the Republicans who caused this entire disaster through their gigantic act of war criminality are succeeding very well, with the assistance of the mainstream press, in blaming it all on Obama.
Had he consistently condemned what is clearly the greatest military blunder since Austria invaded Serbia in 1914. he would now be in a position to take a new tack based on something that might actually work. As it is, he tied a rope around his own neck, and it is strangling him.
Too bad. Too bad for us. Too bad that "well-meaning but gutless" wasn't enough to make a good President.