Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Demonizing dissent

Typical of Bush and Republican tactics of demoniznig dissent, Editor and Publisher reports as follows.
Meeting briefly with reporters Monday aboard Air Force One, Trent Duffy, a White House spokesman subbing for Scott McClellan, said that President Bush believes that those who want the U.S. to begin to change course in Iraq do not want America to win the overall 'war on terror.' …

Duffy said that Bush "can understand that people don't share his view that we must win the war on terror, and we cannot retreat and cut and run from terrorists, but he just has a different view. …"
If this is a true statement of Bush's beliefs, then Bush must be pretty stupid. More likely, it has nothing to do with what Bush believes, it is an attempt to demonize those who disagree with Bush by painting them as pro-terrorist. That is typical of how Bush and the current crop of Republican leaders deal with dissent. Instead of discussing the issue, they demonize the person who is disagreeing with them.

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