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Bush spells out "War is Peace" policy

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Today President Bush revealed details of his "War is Peace" foreign policy initiative in a press conference today.

Putting the 'War is Peace' policy boldly into action, the Bush administration is strongly supporting Israeli hardliners in their attacks on Palestinian dissident groups.

The 'War is Peace' policy is part of of a two pronged faith based 'Ignorance is Strength' initiative inaugurated by the Bush camp, the other being the successful domestic 'Slavery is Freedom ' policy begun with the enactment of the Patriot Act and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

"We are re-writing history" President Bush told the the assembled press today. "Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," Bush continued, "Day by day and almost minute by minute the past will be brought up to date."

In other news, President Bush revealed strong new measures designed to fight terrorism domestically today. In a prepared statement Bush said, "Intelligence has indicated there is one crime, the essential crime that contains all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, we are calling it. Thoughtcrime is not a thing that can be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later we are bound to get you."

New intelligence reports indicate that a nervous tic, an unconcious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to oneself - "anything that carries with it the suggestion of abnormality" can reveal the potential terrorist 'has something to hide'.

"In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face will now be a punishable offense," added Bush.

The tough new measures are expected to receive widespread support from both parties in the House and Senate and swift passage of the act is expected. Meanwhile, citizen's rights groups, such as the ACLU, are opposing the measure calling it 'draconian' and saying that "it goes against everything our country stands for."

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