Thursday, December 29, 2005

What About the Easter Bunny?

According to the Harris Poll, a sizable number of morons (Americans) believe that Saddam and Iraq were involved in 9-11. A staggering 22% believe that Saddam helped plan 9-11 and 24% believe that several of the hijackers were Iraqis. And, let's not forget that 26% who still believe Iraq had WMD when we invaded.

I suppose, though, that this is good news insofar that the numbers have come down since February. What is really shocking is the inability of FACTS to trump beliefs for this one-quarter of our population. One would have to surmise that these are the same folks tuned into Faux News, Limbaugh and other right wing propaganda outlets. The same people who want "intelligent" design taught alongside real science. And the same braindead zombies who believe there is some sort of war on Christmas.

In other words, nearly one in four Americans continues to live in a world devoid of reality. A world where black is white and up is down. A truly Orwellian place where an AWOL cokehead is more patriotic than a decorated veteran. And a place where leaking a covert CIA operative's identity for political gain is jim-dandy, but a whistleblower alerting us to illegal surveillance is a traitor.


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