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June 04, 2005

More Tiresome 1984 Comparisons

This is tiresome, but I can't help myself.

George Bush, May 31, 2005

THE PRESIDENT: I'm aware of the Amnesty International report, and it's absurd. It's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that is -- promotes freedom around the world.

"The Principles of Newspeak," appendix to 1984:

It would have been possible, for example, to say Big Brother is ungood. But this statement... to an orthodox ear merely conveyed a self-evident absurdity.

Much less tiresome is this extremely useful delineation by The Editors at The Poorman of how the US government has joined with Communist China, the Soviet Union, Ayatollah Khomeini and Idi Amin in slagging Amnesty International. What a proud moment for us all.

Posted at June 4, 2005 03:34 PM | TrackBack

Yes, and now AI has retracted the term 'gulag' for Gitmo. Rummy musta got to them.

Posted by: mk at June 6, 2005 10:41 AM