Friday, August 11, 2006
Goering: Grand-Daddy of Fear Mongering but oh my how he is still loved in August of 2006!
1) "Naturally the common people don't want war. After all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders, that is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country." --Hermann Goering. Goering was the Grand-daddy of fear mongering. Of course, he was also a morphine addicted Nazi, and 2nd in command of the Third Reich, but it's good to see his words have been turned into a GOP playbook, no? 2) "The basic, fundamental notion that somehow we can retreat behind our oceans and not be actively engaged in this conflict and be safe here at home, which clearly we know we won’t — we can’t be. It’s an unfortunate development, I think, from the standpoint of the Dem Party, to see a man like Lieberman pushed aside because of his willingness to support an aggressive posture in terms of our natl security strategy." --Dick Cheney. 3) "If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again." -- Joe Lieberman. 4) Oh yeah!... here's Ned Lamont's repsonse to Loserman: "Wow," Lamont said, after asking a reporter to read Lieberman’s remark about him. “That comment sounds an awful lot like Vice President Cheney’s comment on Weds. Both of them believe our invasion of Iraq has a lot to do with 9/11. That’s a false premise." Ouch, Ned. Now you just read the immortal words of Grand-daddy Goering, stop telling the truth, and that Repuke Kool-Aid will go down so much easier.