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February 19, 2006

Worst Of All, These Violent Extremists Often Speak At The Council On Foreign Relations

Here's a screen shot from the Council on Foreign Relations page about a recent speech there by Donald Rumsfeld. See if you can spot the irony!

As I've said previously, it's like a genuine compulsion with Rumsfeld. Later in the speech he fulminates about "our enemies, which propagate lies with impunity -- with no penalty whatsoever."

Posted at February 19, 2006 12:02 PM | TrackBack

Herr Rumsfeld seems to be acquiring the obsessions of Herr Goebbels which kept him hot under the collar for decades on end. Perhaps, the next time he'll start harping on the 'stab in the back' by un-American intellectuals...

Posted by: sk at February 19, 2006 01:57 PM

Yea, caught that. He knows it works because this administration has used it quite skillfully on Americans.

"They are doing it".??? He is doing it!

Posted by: spiiderweb at February 19, 2006 06:40 PM

...Edward Bernays, Walter Lippman, yeah, and Goebbels too. Christ, Chomsky has been writing and lecturing us about this phenomenon for quite some time. Rumsfeld has apparently plagiarized by rather poor paraphrising the chapter entitled "Consent without Consent" from Chomsky's Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order.

Posted by: rich at February 19, 2006 10:01 PM

IRONY INDEED! Ol Murderin Don could be talking about his owndamnself! We are in a world-o-hurt here folks...

Posted by: Mr. Natural at February 19, 2006 11:17 PM

how dare THEY use methods that WE want to use? and do it better?

it's an outrage i tells ya!

Posted by: almostinfamous at February 20, 2006 02:07 AM

Our "opinion elites" are about as dangerous as a gerbil. They don't need to be manipulated. Just feed them.
And where's that "collective will of free people?" Lost at the Mall and Cineplex.
A nation of sheep.

Posted by: donescobar at February 20, 2006 09:05 AM

Wow. Can we rule out satirists or script kiddies posing as the Council on Foreign Relations?

Posted by: hf at February 20, 2006 06:12 PM

Isn't irony dead?

Posted by: sam at February 22, 2006 04:05 PM