Facts aren’t necessary when attacking Obama
A spring flashback:
May was a great month for “I hate Obama” letters submitted to the opinion page of The Sun News. It was also a very successful month for your favorite news channel, or other extreme online organizations, to put a strip of crisp bacon on a hook and dangle it in the local waters.
So good that I would suggest The Sun News allow a quarterly letter of award for some of the more humorous submissions. It could be called the “Forget About What’s True” award, or FAWT.
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On May 22, we had a letter from Pawley’s Island blaming the Obama administration for the current situation in Iraq by withdrawing American troops. The letter vindicates the Cheney-Bush regime for starting the war due to false intelligence. There is no mention of the fact that the intelligence provided to that administration could have been intentionally altered to provide justification for the war. No mention of “curveball” or “yellowcake” or “the sixteen words.” No mention that in December of 2008 George Bush signed the U.S-Iraqi Status of Forces agreement setting June 30, 2009, for the start of troop withdrawal, with all troops gone by December 31, 2009. No mention of al-Maliki refusing to grant U.S. troops a Status of Forces agreement. No mention of why Cohn Powell resigned.
But that letter only merits a FAWT honorable mention because on May 19, we were informed about “Queen Michelle’s” record-setting army of personal assistants. The information was extracted from a website for an organization called “The Last Crusade” and has been trolled on chain emails for several years. Fittingly, a resident of the little fishing village called Murrells Inlet bit the bacon. The Sun News saw it necessary to print a retraction prior to the letter. Stale bacon coupled with such a retraction causes serious FAWT problems, so no award.
Good news! On May13, we found a winner! Obama and Clinton “gave” 50 percent of our uranium to Russia and they will give it to Iran, and we will now be blown to bits.
Those of us still having heads intact will then be decapitated, and for some that will be a blessing because we are “pinheads.” No, a Russian company bought a Canadian company, which had mining rights to a U.S. mine, which extracted between 10 percent and 20 percent of our uranium. The price was more $2 billion.
For decades, Russia has owned enough uranium to supply any country with the material through both mining and down-blending thousands of old warheads. This little piece of doomsday cheer comes from Fox News, where most of the commercials encourage you to buy precious metals.
James Godhard, Surfside Beach