Saturday, May 31, 2008

Too little, too late

Well, all one has to do is look at memeorandum.com and find the usual right-wing suspects having conniption fits over Scott McClellan's new book, in which he more or less confirms what many of us knew all along: the White House lied and continues to lie about the Iraq War, and the corporate media were enablers who kept spreading the propaganda. A couple days ago, I said that McClellan was apparently confessing his sins in hope of salvation. It's going to be a hard sell, if critiques outside the usual establishment media are any indication. Layla Anwar has already made the pronouncement that it's too little, too late. Bill van Auken, writing for the World Socialist Website, looks at the fallout from the McClellan bombshells and basically chalks it up to McClellan offering no startlingly new revelations (how many of us were calling all the war talk emanating from the White House and parroted by corporate media propaganda all along?), and points out that about all that will result will be a few weasel words from the usual news anchors and an effort to score some cheap political points by the Democrats in the run-up to the November elections.

Personally, I think it's crucial to remember the words of the pro-war propagandists in the media and in the government, and keep shining a light on their role as collaborators in what has been undeniably a catastrophe for Iraqi civilians.

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