Inside the Dictator’s Suite

Apparently afflicted with a bizarre determination to disbelieve everyone else, the United States refused to believe Saddam Hussein when he said he didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. Which he didn’t. Now Kim Jong-un says he does have a hydrogen bomb, and the United States refuses to beleve him.

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  1. But Ted, you’ve obviously missed out on the «New Reality», in which reality is whatever the US government chooses to define as such. As noted by Ronald Steven Suskind in a (in?)famous quote later attributed to Karl Christian Rove :

    «The aide said that guys like me [i e, Suskind] 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.” … “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.”»

    Henri

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