The Real Question

You’ll probably read a lot today about President Bush’s interview with the Washington Times. President outlines role of his faith:

“‘I think people attack me because they are fearful that I will then say that you’re not equally as patriotic if you’re not a religious person,’ Mr. Bush said. ‘I’ve never said that. I’ve never acted like that. I think that’s just the way it is.

‘On the other hand, I think more and more people understand the importance of faith in their life,’ he said. ‘America is a remarkable place when it comes to religion and faith. We had people come to our rallies who were there specifically to say, ‘I’m here to pray for you, let you know I’m praying for you.’ And I was very grateful about that.’ “

The REAL question here should be why is the President giving an interview to the Moonies? What is his relationship with the Moonies? Why is he validating their propaganda operation – the paper costs the Moonies $100 million a year – by giving them exclusive interviews?

The Right uses attacks on credibility to win their arguments. Instead of arguing the facts in Fahrenheit-9/11, for example, they attack Michael Moore, and try to use humiliation and shame as a weapon. As a result, many “centrist” Democrats run from any association with Moore and from the points he makes. Yet right-wingers feel free to say and do the most outrageous things. One of the most outrageous is their relationship with the Moonies.