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Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 12:07 a.m.
"Rational ignorance" is a term used to describe the 70 percent of us who are so busy taking care of daily life that we don't have time to keep up with the current events. The Bush administration aids in this, restricting the flow of embarrassing information and exiling reporters who ask penetrating questions, to the back of the briefing room.
Months ago, when Haliburton was given the contract for everything in Iraq, without competitive bids, it was noted that since Vice President Cheney used to be CEO there, that maybe we should reconsider. Haliburton was just forced to fire two employees for taking kickbacks, $6 million worth. You don't wait until feathers are flying before you get the fox out of the hen house.
The U.S. search for weapons of mass destruction, the reason we invaded Iraq, has yielded nothing. The report was due in June. Would you like to bet any money that it won't be released until after Election Day?
It is not only extremely important that we all vote in November, but those of us that are rationally ignorant must take the time to educate ourselves to the real issues of the day. Don't be thrown off subject by the $200 million campaign message that George W. Bush is going to outlaw gay marriage. Who cares? Who is going to pay the $500 billion deficit we acquired this year? Our children is my guess.
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