Irrationality rules

Posted: 2014/09/08 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/08/lesson-americans-refuse-learn-war/

Glenn Greenwald :

“I’ve long considered this September, 2003 Washington Post poll to be one the most extraordinary facts about the post-9/11 era. It found that – almost 2 years after 9/11, and six months after the invasion of Iraq – ‘nearly seven in 10 Americans believe it is likely that ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 attacks . . . . A majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents believe it’s likely Saddam was involved.’

“Is it even possible to imagine more potent evidence of systemic media failure than that (or systemic success, depending on what you think the media’s goal is)? But in terms of crazed irrationality, how far away from that false belief is the current fear on the part of Americans that there are ISIS sleeper cells ‘living in the United States’?”

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