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Glenn Greenwald

EDIT: As it turns out, Glenn Greenwald was NOT pro the Iraq war. A big thank you to user "LapHog", who pointed out in the comments below that Glenn Greenwald wrote the article in the URL below called "Frequently told lies (FTLs) by Glenn Greenwald"


I saw this article in Huffington Post just now about the Phil Donahue/Chris Matthews and their Iraq war. My post is not about the article, however, but of one of the comments.

The comment is from user JonBFertippton saying "I remember how media people like Tom Friedman, Christopher Hitchens, and even Glenn Greenwald fell over themselves to approve of Bush's attack on Iraq."

Can anyone verify this? Was Glenn Greenwald really pro-Iraq war at one point? I only started following Glenn Greenwald recently and it certainly seems inconsistent with what I've heard from him. But maybe he too got swept up in the propaganda from back then?



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I remember the atmosphere of fear spread so knowingly by the Bush administration during the build-up to the Iraq aggression. I remember how millions of Americans took to the streets in protest and how the media "failed" to report those protests, as if they had never happened. I remember how media people like Tom Friedman, Christopher Hitchens, and even Glenn Greenwald fell over themselves to approve of Bush's attack on Iraq.

Phil Donahue was the exception; he was the bravest media person at that time. He invited expert critics of Bush's obvious rush to war and asked questions that the White House did not want to hear. At that same time, Matthews did what he had to do to preserve and advance his career. I remember his enthusiasm for Bush during that "Mission Accomplished" fiasco on the aircraft carrier. I recall him in a frenzy over how you just had to be impressed by Dubya's presence and stature. It was sickening.

Yesterday I heard Matthews preening himself over his opposition to the Iraq campaign from the beginning. What opposition? I don't remember that. I do remember what strength, integrity and real patriotism Phil Donahue showed. He is an example that few people in the media or in politics can equal. He stood up for the best American values and paid a high price. Matthews is not in the same league. I have nothing but admiration or Donahue.
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It matters not, as I was for the Iraq war in 2001 before

My awakening. I was a Factor viewer and we left our TV on Fox news even while at work so we wouldn't have to change the channel or even turn on the TV when we got home. Yes, my name is Blounttruth and I am a recovering neo conservative who was awoken by the downing street memo in 2002, and further reinforced by the announcement of Ron Paul running for President.

In the schools in the South during the 70's and 80's we still learned the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and had to memorize most for testing purposes, and was taught the foundation of our nation and laws were founded on these principles. It wasn't until the 90's in college that all information to the true founding of our nation disappeared from the curriculum and the move was on to label the founding fathers as terrorists, during the bush Sr. term and the first invasion of Iraq.

So now all that I learned in the government approved curriculum of the day suddenly changed, and with it the history of our nation. This intrigued me to read more and find out how our constitution died, and the more I read the more I learned that it did not die, it was only being ignored by those in power to garner powers never allowed in the founding of our nations, and here I am today endlessly asking people why they are allowing this to continue and trying to wrap their minds around the fact that most of our major issues have occured since this revelation.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

See his "Frequently Told

See his "Frequently Told Lies," point number 3, posted here: http://ggsidedocs.blogspot.hk/2013/01/frequently-told-lies-f...

Thank you!

I will update my post.

Greenwald Was Not Even A Journalist Or Public Figure

Until well after the war started.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard