Arnie Harris: Repeating the mistakes of history
Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.
The philosopher Santayana famously said "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." We seem very slow learners indeed.
Let us pray that enough Americans awaken and learn their lessons. The dire, undeniable fact is that the same scam pulled ten years ago by the Bush administration to get us into the Iraq nightmare, is in process again. This time peace prize winner Barack Obama, who seems to have developed an unhealthy taste for military violence and its political uses, is sailing the ship of state into an iceberg. This time called: Iran.
Once again the same lies and deceptions are at play. Propaganda, in the form of greatly exaggerrated or untenable claims about Tehran's nuclear capabilities again echo in the mainstream media. A Fourth Estate, like that of a decade ago, showing so far, little or no interest in challenging the official story. I remember it almost like it was ten years ago.