Program #CHON183. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on February 10, 2006.
Hypocrisy is criticizing others for behavior which one engages in as well, a double standard. Imperial powers of course take the cake when it comes to hypocrisy. Not content with its "mission accomplished" success in Iraq, the Bush administration is now aiming its guns at Iran. An original member of the "axis of evil," Iran with the world's fourth largest oil reserves, has long been coveted by the neocons. The U.S., with a large occupation army in Iraq, and apparently with no sense of irony, warns Iran to stop meddling in the internal affairs of Iraq. Corporate media do not even comment on this blatant contradiction. And the American people? Subjected to a steady stream of free press propaganda, the Gallup poll reports, "Americans say Iran is their greatest enemy."
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