January 20, 2003
The Psychotic Hawks of the Bush Administration
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
A BuzzFlash reader sent us the following exchange from CNN's "Capital Gang" that pretty much says it all: the Iraq Attack is about this administration picking a target (that just happens to have the second largest oil reserves) and deciding that it is going to colonize it, no matter what.
If anyone has any doubts, we refer you to the revealing juxtaposition of headlines we posted last week as they appeared, one atop the other, on Yahoo news (See: http://www.buzzflash.com/analysis/03/01/14_Irony.html). Here are the two headlines: "Time Running Out for Iraq, Bush Says" and "Bush Offers North Korea Incentive to Disarm" It's mind boggling that the bumbling Bush Cartel still has an ounce of credibility with the media or with the American public. But, let's remember that when Congress voted to give Bush authorization to attack Iraq, Congressional offices were reporting an overwhelming number of calls in opposition to a war. And most polls indicate that the vast majority of Americans don't want our "all hat and no cattle" White House puppet invading Iraq unless it is done under the auspices of the U.N.
Nonetheless, the daily farce continues with the Bush Cartel brazenly asserting, in its typical Orwellian fashion, that no proof of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq is actually proof that they exist. Meanwhile, instead of threatening war against North Korea, the Bush administration is trying to bribe a nation (one of Dim Son's axis of evil powers) to disarm as the country openly flaunts its development of WMD. How can any rational adult accept the Bush Cartel as a legitimate government when they spout such nonsense as a rational basis for a foreign policy, let alone a war?
Well, the following comments by Bob Novak, Bush Cartel shill and insider, go a long way toward reinforcing that we are dealing with a Dr. Strangelove administration. According to Novak, one Bush Cartel heavy complained, "Well, if we don't hit in Iraq, where are we going to hit?"
Novak asserts that the whole Iraq attack is about how the administration wants to show that it is a bad hombre (and don't forget the pirate's booty of the oil fields that comes with it).
How can we continue to let the lunatics run the asylum?
Novak even asserts that the Bush right wing psychotics don't want Saddam to go into exile because then the Bush Cartel couldn't make an example of Iraq by killing thousands of people, including our own soldiers. Well, those were BuzzFlash's words, but here is how Novak phrased it: "But the last thing that the hawks inside the administration, and their friends outside the administration, want is a coup d'etat that would replace Saddam Hussein. They want a war as a manifestation of U.S. power in the world and as a sign that the United States is capable of changing the balance of power and the political map of the Middle East."
Here's the URL for the "Capital Gang" transcript and some of the most chilling and foreboding quotations.
ROBERT NOVAK, CAPITAL GANG:
I can't imagine that anybody would say, We're going to war because there are 11 empty warheads, probably left over from 10 years ago. These warheads are not the nuclear weapons we've been warned about. They travel about 12 miles.
But this is being used as a pretext for a decision that's already been made at high levels of the U.S. government to change the government in Iraq. It has nothing to do with, boy, we're -- we are really worried about these little chemical warheads that's going to cause a holocaust in the Middle East.
Most disturbing thing is that Secretary of State Powell, a lot of people were relying on to keep some sanity, played the good soldier this week and said that at the end of the month, there would be more evidence. If there's more, if there's evidence, why not put it out now?
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NOVAK: That's exactly right. But the last thing that the hawks inside the administration, and their friends outside the administration, want is a coup d'etat that would replace Saddam Hussein. They want a war as a manifestation of U.S. power in the world and as a sign that the United States is capable of changing the balance of power and the political map of the Middle East.
There's no question that the last thing they want is Saddam Hussein put on a plane and taken...
O'BEIRNE: Bob, Bob, speaking...
NOVAK: ... to -- taken away.
O'BEIRNE: ... speaking, speaking for this hawk, I want to see a regime in Baghdad that would not be armed with weapons of mass destruction. That might not happen through a coup. If that could happen through a coup, you could avoid war.
SHIELDS: But Bob, that's a pretty serious charge (UNINTELLIGIBLE). You're saying that there are people, I mean, who almost have a blood lust in this administration.
NOVAK: Listen, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) don't (UNINTELLIGIBLE)...
SHIELDS: (UNINTELLIGIBLE), you're saying they want war.
NOVAK: All right. Talking to a senior official, and he said to me, he said, Well, if we don't hit in Iraq, where are we going to hit? And they -- it's a desire that the United States, the superpower, is going to manifest its authority to the rest of the world.
Listen, I just feel that this potential -- this war, I just trust it comes off easily. But I have trepidation that it won't be easy, and there's going to be terrible consequences from it.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
BUZZFLASH NOTE: Where is Osama bin Laden? What are
to stop terrorists
to settle the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict? Did Bush's
name calling rattle
the cage of North Korea,
provoking them to restart
love us when
plan to kill
thousands of them?
Wonder if the "restoration
of democracy" in Iraq
will lead to a fundamentalist
leadership, replacing a
secular (albeit loony)
How will this war make
us safer from terrorists,
when our limited resources
are being diverted to decimate
a country run by a fool?
Once we make "an
example of Iraq," who
is going to stop a terrorist
from floating a nuclear
device up the Hudson River?
Not the clowns in this
They have no sense of subtlety.
They are driven by an obsessive
madness for war that begets
more war. They can't fathom
protecting us from terrorism
in any other way than launching
a war in which thousands
of people will die, because
they are linear thinkers
who don't know how.
otherwise noted, all original