October 22nd, 2004

toothybear

Good Ol Orwell

As has been reported on BradBlog it appears the Bush Administration is removing streaming audio and video from their site when it contains embarrassing quotes from the president. They also make it pretty hard to search for things Bush has said over the years in public forums. You'd think that they should archive EVERYTHING he says, because they present that impression, but they don't. I've looked high and low for something I heard Bush say on NPR last year, which I remember as "Fundamentally, this is a war that's about peace" and it's just nowhere to be found.

Sure reminds me of Orwell's 1984, where history is constantly purged of references to Unpersons, and history is whatever the goverment currently wants it to be.