|Paul Craig Roberts|
May 4, 2011 at 16:55:49
Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/4/11:
The Agendas Behind the Bin Laden News Event
As one reader put it in an email to me:
"What is really alarming is the increasingly arrogant sloppiness of these lies, as though the government has become so profoundly confident of their ability to deceive people that they make virtually no effort to even appear credible."
There are many answers to this question. Many have noticed that Obama was facing re-election with poor approval ratings. Is anyone surprised that the New York Times/CBS Poll finds a strong rise in Obama's poll numbers after the bin Laden raid? As the New York Times reported, "the glow of national pride" rose "above partisan politics, as support for the president rose significantly among both Republicans and Independents. In all, 57 percent said they now approved of the president's job performance, up from 46 percent."
In Washington-think, a 24-percent rise in approval rating justifies a staged event.