Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Down The Memory Hole

A Free Press Or The Ministry Of Truth?
Paul Roberts

In this second article by Paul Roberts, Roberts takes a look at how, after each successive failure in Iraq, the goals of the "mission" seem to change and the aims of the previous mission seem to disappear, as if by magic, down the "Memory Hole."

In his novel 1984, George Orwell portrayed a future time in which the explanations of recent events and earlier history are continually changed to meet Big Brother's latest purpose. Previous explanations disappear down "the memory hole."

Sound familiar? Any American who pays attention can observe the identical phenomenon occurring in the U.S. today.

Think about the Bush regime's changing explanations for the failed U.S. occupation of Iraq............

But the reports keep on coming. As I write, the latest story is that the US military “discovered a field of rocket launchers near a US army base south of Baghdad armed with 34 Iranian-made missiles.” Can you imagine? The insurgents went to the trouble of lugging powerful missiles within striking distance of a US base and just left them there unfired to be discovered by the Americans. more .

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