Paul Craig Roberts can’t believe that we’re falling for another bunch of lies from the War Party:
Does anyone remember all the lies that they were told by then-president Bush and the “mainstream media” about the grave threat to America from weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? These lies were repeated endlessly in the print and TV media despite the reports from the weapons inspectors, who had been sent to Iraq, that no such weapons existed.
The weapons inspectors did an honest job in Iraq and told the truth, but the mainstream media did not emphasize their findings. Instead, the media served as a Ministry of Propaganda, beating the war drums for the U.S. government.
Now the whole process is repeating itself. This time the target is Iran.
This time around, however, things are different. The American public is sick of war, the military is in shambles, and truth is, we’re broke. So our handlers are bringing back their best hucksters:
Kelley Vlahos takes a long, hard look at how the Kagans do it. Essential reading for understanding how war-fever is spread.