Sunday, September 12, 2004

American Idiot

You just have to shake your head at some things.
Three Years After 9/11: More than 40% of Americans Still Think Saddam Did It. Media failure or willful public indifference to the truth? By Greg Mitchell

NEW YORK (September 10, 2004) -- The latest Newsweek poll, released this week, revealed that 42% of Americans continue to believe that Saddam Hussein's regime was "directly involved" in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, despite all the evidence to the contrary. That's nearly as many as the 44% who disagree. [Read more...]
That's amazing. I guess it's an improvement though. It was 69% in a Washington Post poll last year. Sigh. Another article about this from the Boston Globe:

As war toll climbs, Bush still deceives
"Despite the facts, America remains roughly split over whether the war was just, which Bush hopes will be just enough in November. All his reasons for invading Iraq are dead. The 1,000th soldier is dead. The downed cables of Iraq sizzle in the street. The Bush presidency hangs on whether he can keep Saddam a live wire, avoiding the fatal shock of truth." [Read more...]
On a related note, head over to the jukebox, steal the new Green Day song, "American Idiot" and crank it. You may also enjoy a nice little acoustic song called "The Pied Piper of Crawford" written and performed by Sheryl Zettner from a cool blog called A Thought Vacuum. Both songs are in MP3 format.


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