A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
August 29, 2002
Distraction and Misdirection
by a BuzzFlash Reader
DISTRACTION & MISDIRECTION during the Bush years, otherwise known to some of us as "The Dark Ages."
Bush uses all these things: his inarticulateness, his nicknaming, his treadmill speeds, his running speeds, his warmongering about Iraq, etc. as a DISTRACTION. If he can keep us and the media analyzing and debating all these extraneous things, we won't be focusing on the REAL issues, such as his ties to corporate swindlers and his gifts of the American treasure to his friends, and his and his father's unsavory actions, etc.
Think about it: when was the last time you heard anyone talking about:
Is ANYONE even mentioning how all the military build-up to wage war in Iraq will ENRICH this Bush administration's principals AND former Bush administration officials and principals, via Carlyle?
This whole business of "protecting" Clinton's pardons is nothing more than a smokescreen to shield Bush senior's much worse pardons, and to hide Lawrence "Scooter" Libby's activities on behalf of securing Marc Rich's pardon. "Scooter" Libby was Marc Rich's attorney during the pardon plea process. "Scooter" Libby is an old, old GWBush friend and is currently on Cheney's staff at the White House.
So it is all a smokescreen, as is almost everything the Bushites do!
Watch not the moving hand, watch where they do NOT want you to look; that is where the REALLY evil stuff is going on. Bush is laughing at all of us, and at the media. While we are obsessing about whether he should or shouldn't invade Iraq, absolutely NOTHING else he is doing -- all of which is bad -- is being discussed, reviewed analyzed or condemned.
Think about it.
And an aside about invading Iraq: The entire formidable cost of invading Iraq without allies to help us will be borne by you, me, and our children and grandchildren. It will not be borne by Bush and his friends who stand to make untold millions of dollars from supplying the weapons and other materials to fight the war. In other words, Bush and his friends will get VERY rich if we invade Iraq, the Iraqi civilians will die in huge numbers, American military personnel will die in somewhat smaller numbers, and we will all be made poorer by the "adventure."
A Loyal American who reads about the Founding Fathers and wishes even one of them could be here to help us now!
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*All the following excerpts regarding Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) are from The New York Times, July 13, 2002, at: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/13/business/13HALL.html
"For example, KBR got the Army to agree to pay about $750,000 for electrical repairs at a base in California that cost only about $125,000, according to Mr. McIntosh, an agent with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service."
"The contract recently won from the Army is for 10 years and has no lid on costs, the only logistical arrangement by the Army without an estimated cost."
"By hiring an outside company to handle much of its logistics, the Pentagon may wind up spending more taxpayer money than if it did the work itself."
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