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What a revelation for me. That's why I wondered why this debate over Bush and MSM lies in the run-up to Iraq war just refuses to die down.

Of course I agree with your point but think of it in more mellow terms - they did it all for your sake (not forgetting their friends in MIC) to prolong the West's domination in the world. This is natural.

The curious thing in all this affair is outrage of public over the exposure of liars - Westerners apparently thought they lead the world as moral authority. Western society long ago used to self-congratulating reports in media so it's not surprising.

by FarEasterner on Mon Jun 4th, 2007 at 01:12:49 PM EST
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I'd say there is a spectrum of views in the West (both across countries and within countries) regarding how much they buy into leading the world as moral authority, and how much self-congratulatory reports there are (the West isn't any more monolythic than the East, Orientalists notwithstanding), but in general, you do have a point. For centuries, imperial policies have been sold as moral crusades.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 5th, 2007 at 01:28:45 AM EST
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