(Today marks the anniversary of the first post at unbrainwashed. In the past year, there has been a lot of changes in the country, and we've been here to comment on it all. We've made a lot of mistakes, but also made a lot of friends. You all have been supportive and for that I thank you, but I'd like to single out two people for thanks among all my readers. Special thanks to Joe from A Voice In The Wilderness for helping me figure some of this out, as well as encouraging me to continuing what I was doing and being the first to post a link back here at his blog. And special thanks to Lily as well, for being there back when it was "Lily said, then Lew said, then Lily said, then Lew said".
Below is my first post, and what's interesting to comment about here, is that while I suspected the Bush administration of trying to use a lie to justify an invasion of Iran, even one they had used before, I didn't think they'd use the same exact one they used for Iraq!)
What lies for Iran?
During the build up of propaganda leading up to our illegal conquest of Iraq, a number of lies were passed off as truth. One lie that sticks out in my head is the "Saddam gassed his own people" (the Kurds). At the time that it happened, 1988, then Secretary of State James Baker III absolved Saddam of any wrong doing. The Kurdish village in question was located on the border between Iraq and Iran, who were at war with each other at the time. Iraqi troops were stationed in the village when it was invaded by Iran and as they were forced out, they tossed mustard gas at the Iranians as they entered the village. The tide turned and with re-enforcements the Iraqis drove the Iranians back out of the village. As the Iranians fled, they tossed cyanide gas bombs in the village. The bodies of the dead showed all the effects of being poisoned by the cyanide gas, which acts differently than mustard gas. Still, in a bid to sway the American people, the present administration blamed this on Saddam.
Now I wonder, with the push the get the sheeple behind another illegal war of conquest, will the Bush administration use this again to sway the sheeple? Instead of blaming Iraq, will they now blame Iran? More disturbing, will the people fall for it?