Ten Myths: exposing the propaganda machine

Strategy page explains its top ten myths of the Iraq war. From WMD to the current ‘all is lost’ mantra, a basic summary of the known facts are presented. It brings to mind Shrinkwrapped’s Further Digressions.

Rationalization is the psychological defense that uses words, emptied of their meaning, to make barely plausible assertions that cannot stand up to rudimentary challenge. Because they are defenses motivated by unconscious pressures, the rationalizer doesn’t realize how empty his words are, although some have the grace to be mildly embarrassed by the weakness of their arguments.

These myths, as Strategy Page shows, cannot stand to even rudimentary challenge. But they are still held with a tenacious ferocity by some. That is perhaps the most important issue to concern us all.

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