Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Fooling So Many for So Long
In another op ed piece over at the Progressive, Howard Zinn answers a question I've been asking for years: How could so many people have been fooled by Bush?

Given the overwhelming record of lies told to justify wars, how could anyone listening to the younger Bush believe him as he laid out the reasons for invading Iraq? Would we not instinctively rebel against the sacrifice of lives for oil?

A careful reading of history might give us another safeguard against being deceived. It would make clear that there has always been, and is today, a profound conflict of interest between the government and the people of the United States. This thought startles most people, because it goes against everything we have been taught.