We create our own reality

Remember "Baghdad Bob"? HAHA we kicked Iraq's ass and this dude's all like:

Faltering forces of infidels cannot just enter a country of 26 million people and lay besiege to them! They are the ones who will find themselves under siege. Therefore, in reality whatever this miserable Rumsfeld has been saying, he was talking about his own forces. Now even the American command is under siege.- Baghdad Bob
HA amirite? Oh wait.... Anyways, these days, the truth is what you make it. What you get on heavy rotation on Fox News. Talking points disseminated from on high and repeated incessantly by the legions of Dittoheads and Wingnuts. Here's some sweet Pentagon Don quotes from back in the halcyon days of 2002-2003:

I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that.
Interview with Steve Croft, Infinity CBS Radio Connect, November 14, 2002 [4]

And it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.
TownHall Meeting At Aviano Air Base in Italy, February 7, 2003 [5]
- Don Rumsfeld

And of course, the king of the new rethuglican reality, Mr. Karl Rove:
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do. - Karl Rove

I think technically, also too, that this might be true from a quantum perspective.


l.e.s.ter said...

"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."

Redshirt said...

LOL. Indeed. In researching for this post, I found this page:

So many awesome quotes. Perhaps my fave: "They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone."

So true!