Monday, September 04, 2006

The Stupid, Evil Bastard Can't Even Keep His Lies Straight!

"I really have to cite this to people who are capable of tying their shoes without instructions?"---Ward Churchill

The passage cited below [updated link] is taken from a 2-20-05 article published on a Maoist site called the MIM.

The author handles simple facts and chronology very strangely. He quotes Professor Ward Churchill to the effect that Madeleine Albright appeared on Meet the Press and commented on the humanitarian costs of the U.N. sanctions on Iraq.

A few lines later, the author corrrectly states that Albright made her controversial comments on 60 Minutes.

The author quotes Ward Churchill to the effect that that Albright was "responding" to comments that Denis J. Halliday, a U.N. official, reportedly made in the NYT in the fall of 1998. Yet a few lines later, the author correctly notes that Albright made her remarks in 1996.

If Albright made her remarks in 1996, how could she be "responding" to Halliday's remarks in 1998?
Why should the U.N. and Iraqi statistics about child mortality and claims of genocide be believed? The U.N. and Saddam were thieves who "disappeared" the the oil-for-food money, not reliable sources.

Why should anything in this article be taken seriously when this demented MIM and Ward Churchill can't keep even the simplest facts and chronology straight? These writers had a predetermined ideological perspective and simply added the facts for decoration. They didn't build their arguments on facts.

I wonder if the person who wrote this anonymous article might even be Ward Churchill. I have already commented in an earlier post about these same contradictions in other articles by the MIM and by Professor Churchill.

Here is the passage in question:

What could AmeriKKKans have known about the Iraq sanctions? 2-20-05 : Part II [updated link]

By a contributor February 20, 2005

It should be noted that not one but two high United Nations officials attempting to coordinate delivery of humanitarian aid to Iraq resigned in succession as protests against US policy.


[Ward Churchill wrote:]

"One of them, former U.N. Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, repeatedly denounced what was happening as "a systematic program . . . of deliberate genocide." His statements appeared in the New York Times and other papers during the fall of 1998, so it can hardly be contended that the American public was "unaware" of them. Shortly thereafter, Secretary of State Madeline [sic, Madeleine] Albright openly confirmed Halliday's assessment. Asked during the widely-viewed TV program Meet the Press to respond to his "allegations," she calmly announced that she'd decided it was "worth the price" to see that U.S. objectives were achieved."(1) [Ward Churchill "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens."]


The Amerikan population as a whole, the majority of whom are exploiters, had and continue to have collective responsibility for Amerikan imperialist militarism and genocide. In his essay
"Some People Push Back," Ward Churchill adequately points out that the Amerikan population, and particularly the "well-educated," had collective knowledge of the consequences of the sanctions against Iraq. However, Amerikans had knowledge of the child mortality and other undesirable effects of the Iraq sanctions even earlier than Dennis Halliday's statements in 1998, or 1996, the year of the 60 Minutes broadcast with Madeline [sic] Albright. [updated link]
So it's not "Home Sweet Home."
Adjust! This is Snapple's opinion!

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