The Pentagon has set up a new unit to focus on promoting its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets, and particularly on the internet. […] A Pentagon memo seen by the Associated Press news agency said the new unit will “develop messages” for the 24-hour news cycle and aim to “correct the record“.
A spokesman said the unit would monitor media such as weblogs and would also employ “surrogates”, or top politicians or lobbyists who could be interviewed on TV and radio shows.
This is the same government that has stolen elections, runs military detention camps in other totalitarian regimes simply to skirt the law requiring trials in America, and many other illegal activities.
When you have the power to rewrite the laws to make your previously illegal acts legal, where does the power end?
The Executive Branch has condoned and practiced torture of untried suspects without due process and will continue to torture to any person with senses intact, which the perpetrators would never submit to themselves, and the American public has quietly accepted this without any resistance.
Now we’ve suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus and given the President the power to deploy troops domestically. What possible reason would Bush have to deploy troops inside US borders? We’re not in danger of being invaded…
Prediction: Perhaps the suspension the 2008 elections because of the “War in Iran” (not Iraq) might be one reason? There would be a revolution, a second Civil War, if that happened, and I’m sure .gov would want to retain order and control within the borders. Invading Iraq so we could secure ground space for an air attack on Iran, was not a smart move… There’s more of us than there are of you.
We know what you’re doing…
How is spreading pro-US government-sponsored propaganda any different than what Al-Jazeera is doing every day? Hint: It isn’t.
I believe we should have to engage with our own government. That is precisely what makes a democracy work. Democracy is based on a belief that includes removing and constantly checking those in power. Our current administration will fight to the death (including killing our own citizens to drum up support for a war) to make sure that we don’t remove the power they think they’ve gained through their illegal efforts.
Democracy by definition is a representative government and the majority of the citizens support laws that are in agreement with their beleifs and lifestyles. Since these laws aren’t being passed in accordance with those beliefs, we are not in a democracy any longer, and so we should continue to fight to get our government back.
These people took an oath when they entered office and they have repeatedly broken that oath, and they should be punished for their crimes.
Don’t let them take the last 200+ years of fighting for democracy and throw them in the trash. Once we lose these rights and liberties, we cannot gain them back.
Don’t let them slip away!