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A Zogby Poll Shows Complacency In America Has Been Replaced By Ignorance and Stupidity

When I read the results of a new Zogby Poll, my heart dropped as I realized that complacency in America has been replaced by ignorance and stupidity – and it appears the majority of the population is falling hook, line, and sinker for the propaganda being spewed by the White House, Fox News, and a host of right-wing pundits. They have the most money, so their message of hate is overcoming the voice of logic and reason – and those of who are aware of the truth are obviously in the minority. I am saddened that my fellow countrymen do not have the wherewithal to seek the truth for themselves rather than believing everything they hear on the radio and TV.

Bomb Iran, majority of Americans says in new poll

Nick Juliano
Published: Tuesday October 30, 2007

Despite President Bush’s perpetually abysmal approval ratings, it appears his increasingly hostile rhetoric against Iran has drummed up enough fear of a “nuclear holocost” or a World War III that a majority of Americans are in favor of a US strike against the country aimed a curtailing its apparent nuclear ambitions, a new poll shows.

The Zogby International survey shows 52 percent of Americans would support a strike on Iran, while 53 percent expect President Bush to launch such an attack before the end of his second term. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is voters’ No. 1 choice to deal with Iran, with 21 percent saying they would like to see her take on Tehran from the White House. Republican Rudy Giuliani was voters’ second choice, with 15 percent.

Just 29 percent of Americans think the US should not attack Iran, with one in five people unsure about military action. Of those who would support a strike, 28 percent believe military action should wait until the next president is in office, while 23 percent want to see Bush let lose US missiles against Iran.

The poll results were viewed with a “Here we go again” attitude from bloggers chagrined at the apparent lack of lessons learned by Americans as the war launched against another hostile Middle Eastern regime stretches towards its fifth year.

“It is utterly stunning that, after the great difficulties we have clearly faced in Iraq (a situation far from finished, by the way), that an absolute majority would favor a strike on Iran at this time,” writes Dr. Steven Taylor at PoliBlog. “Even if we assume that the die-hard 25%-30% who still approve of the way the President is doing his job also are in favor of such a strike, where do the other 27%-22% come from to get the pro-strike total to 52%?” MUCH MORE

If you look at the situation in-depth, the facts do not support the White House claims against Iran, and Americans have been denied the truth in regard American imperialism and aggression for far too long. Sadly, all of the information is there for anyone that’s willing to look for it, but America have turned into exactly what Bush and Cheney had hoped for – a population that when told lie after lie, begins to believe in the lies and then acts accordingly. From the standpoint of the Bush administration, their propaganda has been effective, and as Americans suffer from absurd oil and gas prices, most are unaware that it was planned this way to increase the corporate bottom-line by our own government. Darth Cheney and Bush are laughing all the way to the bank, and an uninformed population are still falling for their lies and deception.

How many Americans are aware that Iran was instrumental in helping the United States to defeat the Taliban soon after 9-11?

How to Talk to Iran

By James Dobbins

Perhaps the most constructive period of U.S.-Iranian diplomacy since the fall of the shah of Iran took place in the months after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Many believe that in the wake of Sept. 11, the United States formed an international coalition and toppled the Taliban. It would be more accurate to say that the United States joined a coalition that had been battling the Taliban for nearly a decade. This coalition — made up of Iran, India, Russia and the Northern Alliance, and aided by massive American airpower — drove the Taliban from power.

The coalition then worked closely with the United States to secure agreement among all elements of the Afghan opposition on the formation of a broadly based successor to the Taliban regime.

As the American representative at the U.N. conference in Bonn, Germany, where this agreement was reached, I worked closely with the Iranian delegation and others. Iranian representatives were particularly helpful.

It was, for instance, the Iranian delegate who first insisted that the agreement include a commitment to hold democratic elections in Afghanistan. This same Iranian persuaded the Northern Alliance to make the essential concession that allowed the meeting to conclude successfully. MUCH MORE

Even more telling, how many of us are aware that Bush turned-down a realistic Peace proposal from Iran in 2003?

Burnt Offering

How a 2003 secret overture from Tehran might have led to a deal on Iran’s nuclear capacity — if the Bush administration hadn’t rebuffed it.

Gareth Porter | May 21, 2006

Iran’s “mad mullahs” want nuclear weapons to destroy Israel and can only be stopped by the threat or use of military force. That’s what the Bush administration would have the public believe, as it pushes toward a confrontation with Iran over that country’s nuclear program. A key link in the argument is that Tehran has shown no interest in negotiating over the nuclear issue. As State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters last January, the administration didn’t then see “anything that indicates the Iranians are willing to engage in a serious diplomatic process on the nuclear issue.”

In the woeful history of falsehoods about the targets of potential U.S. force, however, this one is particularly egregious. In the spring of 2003, the Islamic Republic of Iran not only proposed to negotiate with the Bush administration on its nuclear program and its support for terrorists but also offered concrete concessions that went very far toward meeting U.S. concerns.

The story of that Iranian negotiating proposal and the U.S. failure to respond, which has never been covered by major U.S. media, reveals the underlying pragmatism driving Iranian policy toward an agreement with the United States. It also reveals a fierce struggle between realists who wanted to engage Iran diplomatically and the inner circle of advisers who were determined to avoid it. The stubborn rejection by President Bush and his neoconservative advisers of normal diplomatic practice in their dealings with Iran, detailed for the first time here, raises grave questions about the Bush administration’s real motives as it maneuvers through the present crisis over Iran’s nuclear program. MUCH MORE

And yes, there’s more evidence to support the above allegation, and this article is a must-read to understand how the Bush administration has deceived America – told by Bush insider’s, not mere speculation:

Bush Insiders Describe How This Administration Starts Wars

by Cenk Uygur

I don’t normally do this, but you have to read this article. It is the story of Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann, who worked inside the Bush administration and tell an amazing story of arrogance, incompetence and dereliction of duty.

Iran had basically surrendered to us in 2003 — and we refused their offer of turning in all of their terrorist allies and completely stopping their nuclear program. If we actually cared about ending terrorism or their nuclear ambitions, we would have jumped all over this deal. But that is not what Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld cared about.

The fake WMD threat and charges of terrorism are the same exact ruse they used in Iraq. And unbelievably, the media is going along with it just like they did in the lead up to the Iraq War. My God people, are you ever going to question their underlying premises?

If they cared so much about nuclear proliferation, why didn’t they focus all of their efforts against North Koreas as they built six to eight nukes? Why didn’t they say a word about Syria as that country apparently brought in material to build a nuclear reactor (if that is the real story of the Israeli bombing there)?

Could it be because North Korea and Syria have no oil? MORE

And finally, if you really want to know why Bush and Cheney are so emboldened to start wars purely for their own greed and power, Stephen Pizzo has written an essay that is brutal in its truth, and as hard as it may be to accept, he is dead-right, and nothing but exposing these tyrants and criminals, and following-up with vigorous prosecutions will help to lead to peace – something the Dogs of War will fight to suppress; this is one article that should be read in its entirety:

Pursue Them – Pursue Them to The Grave

by Stephen Pizzo, Oct 30 2007 – 9:26am

Those us of a certain age have been here and done this before. And many of us wonder how we could possibly allowed ourselves to be sucked into it again. And then it dawned on me this weekend — the one critical thing we did not learn from our disastrous Vietnam experience. It’s not what we did, but what we failed to do. And that one thing is the reason for nearly everything that’s gone so terribly wrong in Iraq and our so-called “war on terror.”

Got your pen? Because we can’t afford to ever for this again. Okay, here it is:

Accountability — personal, civil, criminal and international accountability.

We forced just that on Nazi government, officials, military and collaborators after WW II. And we insisted on it for the Khmer Rouge butchers of Cambodia. We even imposed it on the leaders we deposed in Iraq who are, one by one, being tried and hung for the crimes they committed against Shiites in Iraq.

But nothing even close to that happened to the men who trumped up and executed the war in Vietnam. The only accountability they’ve faced has been easily dismissed rhetorical scoldings. Instead of facing their accusers in a court of law they were allowed to go on with their lives as if the blood of thousands wasn’t virtually dripping from their hands.

Henry Kissinger
, Robert McNamara and other’s in the Johnson and Nixon administrations actually went on to advise other presidents and continue to live the good life unmolested — un-prosecuted. MUCH MORE

Last but least is an informative account that most Americans are unaware of also, and demonstrates that we’ve been murdering and pressing forward with a foreign policy that has had disastrous consequences to other countries:

Is History Repeating Itself?

by Mickey Dodson

http://www.opednews.com (Excerpts)

It took ten years of research, interviews with hundreds of Nicas who had lived the experience, and interviews with some former members of U.S. government agencies to fully uncover a clear picture of what happened, and because of the fear of the people who were involved, the book I wrote was written as fiction. But it does tell the accurate history, and that story is horrifying.

Our government supported a group of terrorists – the Guardia Nacional – in brutalizing the Nicaraguan citizens for ten years until those citizens finally gave up, cried uncle, and voted for a president that the U.S. government supported.

By that time the country was in economic devastation, the people poorer than they had been at the time of the revolution, and the elite had their wealth safely secured in Miami banks. The government elected in 1990 took swift action to shut down the programs instigated by the rebel government designed to improve quality of life. Reading schools and free medical clinics were closed, never to be reopened.

Is history repeating itself. Many of the same people who were involved with the Reagan administration in destroying this Central American country are today involved with the Bush administration.

In the 1980’s in Nicaragua that administration called its action a war against communism although there was never any valid indication that the FSLN (Sandinistas) were communist. The U.S. government used paid terrorists they called Contras to brutalize the Nicaraguan population into voting their way. Today they call it a war on terrorism and are repeating the actions taken in Nicaragua, only it is the citizens of Iraq who are now under the heel of the most powerful nation in the world. MORE

If you take the time to read this series of articles I’ve combined into a tale of US warmongering and corruption, it’s amazing that Americans believe we should bomb Iran. The sad fact is that their opinion has been shaped by endless lies and propaganda, and while they may think they are right, a trip down memory lane and a review of the factual accounts of previous conflicts demonstrates that yes, history is repeating itself again – much to the delight of Bush and Cheney and its effects will be devastating to America in regard our economy, our position as a “superpower”, and even worse, we are becoming a threat to world peace, and one day, the world will strike back at us – and then Bush will finally have his wish of Armageddon.

William Cormier


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  • Kd5dvm

    Smart people avoid your polls because they don’t want to be known when the time comes to defend the constitution, liberty and American freedom which far surpasses any other freedom in the world. WE know that the internet is a means of entrapment of American free people so this is the last statement I will send to the I-net. The rest of my messages will be attached to poles and dropped from planes

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  • villars

    The pheasant shooter has been pushing the escape artist towards World War III for quite some time.

    It is possible that the sissy who used his father’s influence to keep him in a safe spot during the Vietnam conflict now wants to prove to this very same father that he can handle a war. A ny war.

  • villars

    The pheasant shooter has been pushing the escape artist towards World War III for quite some time.

    It is possible that the sissy who used his father’s influence to keep him in a safe spot during the Vietnam conflict now wants to prove to this very same father that he can handle a war. A ny war.

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