Senior Advisor, “We’re an Empire”

Senior Advisor, “We’re an Empire”

Wow, that was fast. I’m not laughing anymore.

The New York Times > Magazine > Without a Doubt

Click the title to read Ron Suskind’s “Without a Doubt,” The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 17, 2004. Amazing analysis of Bush by the senior national-affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal from 1993 to 2000. He is the author most recently of ”The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O’Neill.”

One wee nugget:

“In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn’t like about Bush’s former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House’s displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn’t fully comprehend — but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency.

“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.’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism.

He cut me off. ‘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.'”

Still have any questions about emerging American Empire, under the thumb of the gang despots who took over our republic, our democracy?

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One thought on “Senior Advisor, “We’re an Empire”

  1. Nope! No questions. Just endless anguish. The Dems have GOT to win. And, then, we have to be all over them until we get our country back. But, how will Kerry accomplish anything, should he get in, without at least one house of Congress on his side?

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