Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Why the Party allowed the "execution video" to go public
So if nothing unusual happened here, why have the Party's pet poodles in the media made such an uproar? Well, it is simple: as with refusing to allow unarmed Iraqi men fleeing with their families out of Fallujah, it is our goal to remind the Iraqis of Srebrenica.
It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, for we can cause it to happen whenever we so desire, such as in Fallujah, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. In that way, we of the Party give our subjects the bright and shiny lies that they want, the ones that hide the ugly truths from them, the lies that give them an enemy to hate, the lies that make them feel part of the Chosen People, God's people, Americans, the lies of patriotism and pride that give meaning to their pathetic lives of quiet desperation and misery. War is, indeed, the health of the Party.
But to insure war continues, we must insure that the Iraqi men actually fight. By reminding them of Srebrenica, we give them, in their minds, a choice: They may either fight, or they may be executed like helpless sheep. None of this is, of course, the fault of the men on the ground such as such as Lt. Cmdr. Joe Carpenter and Col. Mike Shupp. They would be apalled if you suggested the genocide of Iraqi men to them. They are concerned only about getting home alive. But their ignorance of what we of the Party have led Iraqi men to believe is irrelevant. We of the Party needed a military victory, and to have a military victory, we needed a battle. What better way to have a battle than to give the men of the city the choice of dying either with honor, or unarmed with a bullet in the head? And if the officers to whom we gave the orders are ignorant of the historical background here -- that sending men back into a besieged city is, in the Muslim world, typically the prelude to Srebrenica-style mass murder, and thus unwitting that this is the choice we are giving the men of the city -- it is even better! Why, then both sides are unknowingly serving as tools of the Party in our quest to tighten our rule of the American provinces of Oceania. Human ignorance is, indeed, the most important weapon in the arsenal of the Party!
By reminding the Iraqis of Srebrenica, we insure that the men of Iraq shall not welcome our soldiers with flowers and American flags. We insure that the war shall continue unto perpetuity, or until the Party desires otherwise. And so we insure the health of the Party.
Karl Rove O'Brien, Bush's Brain