Generally I don't like to post about something directly addressed by another blog, but in this case I have to comment. There's a great post over at Crooks and Liars about the disgusting propaganda being put forth by the Republican party. There's a bit of video well worth viewing that features Keith Olbermann expressing his anger and pain over the RNC's exploitation of 9/11/01 - remember that George W. Bush was president at the time.
The video equates 9/11/01 - Bush was president - with the Iran Hostage Crisis from 1979, the Cole bombing, and other terrorist acts against the United States. It shows visceral, bloody images of loved ones looking for their missing family members at Ground Zero, posting bloody flyers. It sends the message that 9/11/01 - Bush was president - was an act of war committed by an enemy nation, clearly implied as Iran. At the end of this propaganda, the mindless masses of semi-literate, barely sentient right wingers are chanting USA...USA...USA...USA, as if this was some sort of fucking sporting event!
This piece of propaganda would have made the Nazis proud, indeed it is so eerily similar to see the wild-eyed stares of the nationalist morons as they chant that this could be mistaken for a Berlin rally. I worry for the future of my country.