Monday, July 30, 2007

Father of "Reaganomics" is a truther

I was all set to post a blast against Novosti Russian News and Information Agency about this article, until I looked into the guy quoted in the article as the source. According to the article:
A former Reagan official has issued a public warning that the Bush administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch a war with Iran within a year.

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, blasted Thursday a new Executive Order, released July 17, allowing the White House to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies and giving the government expanded police powers to exercise control in the country.

Roberts, who spoke on the Thom Hartmann radio program, said: "When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order], there's no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule."
I fully expected this to be 100% fabricated, neo-Soviet Russian propaganda. But, not wanting to go off half-cocked, I figured it wouldn't hurt to first check into Mr. Paul Craig Roberts. As it turns out, Roberts is a dyed-in-the-wool, BDS-afflicted truther. It was still neo-Soviet Russian propaganda, but not at all fabricated.

Here's a guy, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Freakin' Reagan, who's a truther. I can't stand it any more.

Update: Oh, and if you were wondering who Thom Hartmann is, he's the guy who replaced Al Franken on Air America Radio. Go figure.

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