A little Truth entering, seaping, and creeping into the Mainstream.

This article by David Podvin is being passed around pretty high circles after this Patrayus crap occurred. It's basically a defense of the liberal movements criticism of him and a response to the bullcrap that John McCain keeps talking about "respect your authority figures" bullshit.

I received this article through my DemocracyForAmerica yahoo group (Howard Dean's old creation) here and also see it is posted over at MyDD, a more well known progressive democratic blog.

It's a hell of an article too. http://makethemaccountable.com/index.php/2007/09/16/david-podvin-progeny-of-gepetto/#more-4632


By David Podvin

In 1962, the Joint Chiefs Of Staff unanimously recommended that President Kennedy bomb New York City to frame Fidel Castro and provide a pretext for conquering Cuba. It is one of history's most amazing coincidences that four decades later New York City was bombed and Saddam Hussein was framed and Iraq was conquered... imagine the odds against the original military plan recurring with such precision. In any event, John Kennedy was a liberal Democratic president rather than a conservative professional soldier so he opted against bombing the American people. Joint Chiefs Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer then illegally attempted to destroy all evidence of the proposal so that he could deny it had ever been made, but the general was as inept as he was deceitful and some documentation survived.

During the Vietnam War, the American military again engaged in grotesque deceit. Commanding General William Westmoreland lied to Congress about the war's progress, rhetorically transforming defeats into victories. The Pentagon routinely issued phony statistics and crafted false analyses that were designed to hoodwink the public. Following the needless deaths of fifty-eight thousand American soldiers and more than a million Vietnamese civilians the conflict finally ended, but the dishonesty of the armed forces did not. America's military leaders lied about how many defenseless people were slaughtered during the Panama invasion. They even lied to their own afflicted soldiers about Gulf War Syndrome.

Despite conclusive historical evidence that the military has not earned a presumption of candor, liberals are being excoriated for doubting the congressional testimony of General David Petraeus.

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And at MyDD. http://www.mydd.com/story/2007/9/16/16253/8737

I'm trying to get it posted at C&L as well. http://www.crooksandliars.com

TPM Cafe. http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/caro/2007/sep/16/david_podvin_progeny_of_gepetto

In other countries too.

In other countries too.

Has anyone seen the German Documentary?