February 20, 2006
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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THIS IS PART 2 OF THE FEBRUARY 20, 2006 BUZZFLASH MAILBAG. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1
Subject: Is Bush's House of Cards Collapsing?
Answer: No. This essayist makes the same mistake many on the left make. He seems to assume that revelation of mistruth or public opinion has an impact on Bush’s power and authority when the effect of “truth and facts” have been diminished to insignificance.
Subject: The Case for Impeachment
The March 2006 issue of Harper’s is not available yet on line. Go buy it at your nearest newsstand!! Reward Harper’s for publishing Lewis H. Lapham’s “The Case for Impeachment: Why We Can No Longer Afford George W. Bush.”
You must read the whole article!
Subject: Presidents Day
Considering what we have for a president today, I'd like to go back to plain old Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday holidays. We'll never dig ourselves out from what this guy has done to our country.
Subject: From " The Karl Rove Handbook " Or " The GOP Daily Meditations"
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." -- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." -- Adolf Hitler
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." -- George W. Bush
Earth is an insane asylum, to which the other planets deport their lunatics. -- Voltaire (Memnon the Philosopher)
Subject: We've missed the most important part of the Cheney story.
The Vice President is a heartbeat away from having his finger on the nuclear button! And he’s proved he has a quick trigger finger!
‘nuff said. We should insist that he resign or be impeached.
Subject: Cheney Shooting
Paul Sorrells' letter (2/17) says that Whittington's injuries being on his right side raises questions about the whole explanation of Cheney's shooting. I read elsewhere today (and I'm sorry, I can't find it! now) that the original Texas Parks & Wildlife report placed the wounds on the "wrong" side of Whittington's body. Hmmmm.
Subject: Scene From: "U.S. Air Force Airman: A Day in the Life of ..."
The United States Air Force has released new guidelines for religious expression that allows top officers to promote their personal religious views.
Conservative Christians, who said the previous rules were too strict and lobbied the White House to change them, welcome the revisions.
Boy, this sucks. As a baptized Southern Baptist, now an avid non-believer, and a former airman in the USAF with a high-level security clearance working in sensitive communications during the Vietnam conflict; would I today be denied the opportunity to serve my country because I believed in First Amendment freedoms? OR, was everything I was taught in high school Civics* a half century ago nothing more than a fairy tale?
Would I face a court martial if I told the above sanctimonious, christocratic officer that in my opinion, he was wrong in proselytizing** to me? Must American citizens allow religious beliefs to dictate the defense posture of the United States? No, we cannot. We must not allow war for religious reasons as it appears we have in Iraq. We cannot allow a Christocratic Taliban to suppress American personal freedoms and thought.
* Civics, the branch of political science that deals with civic affairs and the rights and duties of citizens (Required subject during my high school days in Dade County, Florida / No longer taught as a free-standing course).
** proselytizing, to induce someone to join one's own political party, to espouse one's doctrine, or convert to one's own religious faith.
References: 1. BuzzFlash MailBag, February 17, 2006; "Sorry, But Some Really Scary Stuff". 2. www.military.com -- New Air Force Religion Guidelines.
Subject: (Letter to Mary Matalin) - Meet the Press Appearance
Hello Miss Mary:
I am one of the great unwashed, consumers of news that the White House press Corp represents.
As a female, a Vietnam era Army Medic, the daughter of one of the Apollo 11 rocket scientists and a dead marine brother I have earned the right to resent the fact the VP Cheney used the press (Judy Miller) to plant false stories of Iraq's WMD threat and then claim to use the NYTs as a source for his information.
Now, Mary, being a key member of the White House Iraqi Group (WHIG) makes you just as guilty for all crimes that occurred during the push for war and the Black Ops that have followed. I would suggest that you have your attorney study 18 U.S.C. 2441. The tax payers do not bail you or the members of your cabal out on this one. I must remind you there is no statute of limitations and the penalties conform to scum such as Aldrich Ames.
I also must remind you that millions of we people, i.e. the press, who you like to call "Jihadists," believe Dick has committed Treason by authorizing the outing of a CIA Agent specializing in WMDs.
The Cabal you have enlisted with tends to hate tax payers and "the people" so much, but I do not believe Cheney has ever put a dollar in his pocket that did not come from the public pot. Even while running and teaching "creative accounting" at Halliburton, they were slamming, or butt f***ing, the tax payers in Bosnia. And according to Paul O'Neill, Cheney believed he deserved a tax break on all the tax dollars he had been collecting all of his life. Unbridled, unhinged, irresponsible, degenerate greed.
So, Mary, next time your degenerate self appears on T.V., wear a flower that's big enough to cover your whole face, not just distract the viewer from the swill blowing through your lips.
Subject: comment on chertoff
Saw Michael Chertoff on the news -- his appearance before the investigating committee. What is it with this guy? Not to get too personal, but I just have to comment that we need to get some vitamins into this guy... shouldn't he get some makeup or something before he appears in front of the cameras? Geez but he's creepy.
Subject: Rummy, someone put a gag on the idiot
Speaking of Kofi Annan:
If that is true then why haven't we brought any of those bad people to trial? It it is a fact, then we must have some facts. Considering Americans are occupying their countries, are they expected to love us? Imprisoning them for years with neither lawyers or a trial, we could be creating more terrorists. If you have the goods Rummy, then bring them to trial. If you don't have the goods then let them go.
No argument here; the Bush administration behaves like spoiled children in a toy store.
Propaganda must go on and on and on. If you only publish the good in Iraq, the people are so stupid they will ignore the fact that they are occupied and will be bombed into oblivion like those in Pakistan last month on a hunch, a whim, an educated guess.
We really should point out Saddam's mass graves so an accurate accounting can be made of who is winning in the number of dead civilians in Iraq, the good guys or the bad guys. Any idiot expecting anything close to perfection in foreign affairs by the Bush Administration will be disappointed.
Truth: there were no WMD in Tikrit and you will have to go east, west, south and north somewhat; at least several hundred, if not thousands miles, somewhat, from Tikrit, to find any. Pakistan, Iran, India, Israel, Russia, China? Rummy wouldn't know the truth if his life depended on it and obviously he is still alive.
Speak up or they assume you agree!!! ABB
Subject: High Noon
An idea for Bush's next cabinet meeting that might take care of the dry rot in the room. Throw in a couple cases of beer, some pretzels, a shotgun or two, and maybe a shoe catalog for Condi. Put Torture-Boy Gonzalez in charge and take away Bush's and Rummy's meds and Condi's credit cards. Pipe in some Kanye West music, lock the door, and walk away.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Leave or Stay?
A couple of recent articles have said that it is impossible to change the Democratic Party and that we should work to start a new party. I don't have any real experience in politics, so perhaps they're right. But do we have time? As I understand it, it takes a long time to create a national political party, what with all the organizing it takes to do the administrative work, raise money, qualify for space on ballots, etc. And do we have someone with the experience and willingness it would take to lead this effort?
I'm not so sure we can't change the party, but it can't be done just by writing letters to the people that are supposed to be representing us in Congress. The party power structure has to be changed. After all, the far-right Christians, working from the inside, took over the Republican Party and changed its power structure. They started at the precinct level, attending in full force, making their voices heard, and electing their own to party offices. They took the party over level by level. They had one big advantage---their churches were the organizing element.
I suggest that anyone who is serious about changing the party contact your local or state Democratic headquarters and find out when and where your next precinct meeting is taking place and what qualifies you to attend (voting registration as a Democrat or whatever). Go to that meeting and take your spouse and Democratic neighbors with you. Urge your Democratic friends and relatives to attend their precinct meetings and be sure to speak up at the meetings. We don't have a central organizing element like the far-right churches, but remember that Howard Dean is working to activate and firm up grass roots support. I think this sort of action is especially important in states or districts that have Democrats now in Congress who keep voting with Republicans or who have people in their states who want to run for office but have had party leaders tell them they can't have party funding (Paul Hackett in Ohio, for example).
Changes don't happen overnight, but big turnouts at precinct meetings all over the country, with people speaking out strongly, should send a message to higher party levels and Congressional Democrats---they need to know we're keeping an eye on them and their voting records!
R. M. Johnson
Subject: Losing Our Democracy
The presidency of George W. Bush is an utter catastrophe for American democracy. This melancholy assessment comes after observing the impact of five years of his irresponsible leadership on the character of the country and its people.
He has reinvented America as a warmongering empire in a state of perpetual war - one that imposes its will on resource-rich sovereign nations by force of arms. Not content with having made vassal states of Iraq and Afghanistan he now threatens Iran and Syria with "preemptive" nuclear attack. Oil rich Venezuela is also on notice that he is displeased with its democratically elected government.
He claims that his wartime commander-in-chief powers include the tyrannical practice of surreptitious surveillance of political enemies. We have nothing more substantive than his personal assurance that this power is only used against "foreign terrorists"; no independent tribunal of any sort is notified for verification of his claim.
His calamitous economic scheme, which includes tax cuts and loopholes for the wealthiest among us, is bankrupting the country and moving us toward financial collapse. It has bloated the coffers of corporations, their executives and large stockholders. These businesses have been permitted (dare we say encouraged?) to pollute the environment with impunity and move their well-paying production jobs overseas. Meanwhile the middle class and the working poor have been abandoned, left to bag groceries for minimum wage and no health care insurance.
Those who challenge Bush's policies are threatened, reviled, slandered, and vilified as everything but a child of God by the ditto-head disciples of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Glen Beck ... (the cadre of Bush propagandists is endless). They seem to need an arrogant dictatorial leader to vicariously validate their own fragile self esteem.
America's condition is very grave and I fear that it will not recover in a form worthy of the respect of honorable people - I will mourn for the death of the country I was privileged to have been born in seventy two years ago.
Robert R. Regl
Subject: Dubai citizens running our ports
This is homeland security in operation???!? I can see it now; a nuclear bomb on a ship in each port. One exploded with the promise of more going off if we don't roll over and give them what they want.
How to take over a country without occupying it? Like Bush and the Executive Order allow Cheney the powers he has as President. Does that mean Cheney finger is on the nuclear warhead buttons? Watch out, there may be a misfire, whoops they are headed for you!!! because you opposed Bush and him.
Oops! Forgot we get put in the detention camps around the nation. Note: In the Goodwill on Saturday, talking to a former flight instructor who was a Navy pilot during WWII. We talked about Dubai Arabs running our seaport security and two ladies who had their backs turned to us, spun around and started talking to us about how upset they were about this. Is the public waking up ....finally???
Subject: Cheney Questions
Why has there been no emphasis on the absurdity of the idea of this shooting experience being such a horrible experience for Dick? Hasn't the man participated in a major, major way in creating this same type of experience for so many young men and women? Young men and women having to experience shooting people? How about having to kill people? Bomb people? Destroy it all? Pets, livestock, property? Does the man know he has killed so many? Does he know he has wounded, and left to fate, so many?
Why can't some journalist or blogger make a point of this?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: I Hate Real Time With Bill Maher
It's just an open pit for all types of misinformation. take the most recent show: bill says that he thinks that wire tapping without a warrant is no big deal because he doesn't want "a dirty bomb to go off in long beach". i felt like i was listening to the rush limbaugh show. how dare bill pretend to not get it? nobody says that they have no right to spy on the terrorists, it's the unwarranted wire tapping, with absolutely no oversight that's the problem. it's little things like that that separate us from east germany.
bill knows better, i just don't get why he would say such a stupid thing. the show is just annoying, and i'm not watching anymore.
just watch NOW on PBS, on Friday night if you need to watch TV so badly.
Subject: Spoiled Brat
Good morning, everyone
Karen Webb from Moore, OK couldn't have said it better:
Dubya is indeed a spoiled brat. Yet, while I sometimes think that Karl Rove created this monster, at other times I feel that Rove just finished the job that Dubya's parents have started. Dubya's the first born, he's been freed from jams thanks to his father (with whom he doesn't really speak, at least according to some things I've read and heard), and, he's got so many people protecting him: his immediate family, his Congress, his neo-Conservative and overly Evangelically Christian friends, and misguided voters who just love him because, according to a woman quoted on CN8 here in the Boston area, "He's a real person." HUH??? Wait....wasn't there a BuzzFlash letter not long ago who had a family member who liked Dubya because Dubya was "folksy"? Good grief, Charlie Brown, don't confuse "folksy" with "not-too-bright."
It's really scary that some of our fellow Americans seem to believe that anything Dubya says and does is just fine. It's as if these voters aren't really voters but enablers of bad behavior.
Oh, great....now I'm thinking of what's been mentioned about the VP these past few days. For him to say "I had one beer" reminds me of former President Clinton's remark of never having inhaled (I voted for Clinton twice and am glad I did, yet, that remark made me want to shake him! Just admit you toked when you were young and let it go already! Unless you're thinking of former Supreme Court judge nominee Douglas Ginsburg and his admission of having smoked marijuana. "Oh, my goodness!" goes the cry of the prudes, "He smoked POT! That disqualifies him!!" Puh-LEEZE!!)
*sigh* Don't mind me. I just get like this when utter stupidity gets on my nerves.
Thanks for reading.
Subject: Re: What other conclusions can we draw?
In reading the article from Margaret in Oklahoma about starting the "Party of Spine," I don't think there is anything else we can do. I left the Democratic Party after the November 2004 fraudulection, when John Kerry refused to fight for Ohio. I became Independent. Do I vote Democratic? Sure, I do. What else am I supposed to do? But, the Democrats let us down by letting ScAlito, prince of darkness, slide right onto the Supreme Court. Sure, Kerry called for a filibuster, I'll grant him that, but the other Dems didn't listen. Bush's men slide pretty easily on well oiled Saudi Bin Laden seats into whatever seats of power he wants them to have.
I think we need a Party of Spine because Democratic Leaders still want to lose. Yes, they do. When Bush suggested Hillary, many Democrats just followed his lead and they want her to run. Bush wants her to lose. Remember when Gingrich suggested Hillary as a tough Democratic runner. They just want to see her lose and fall. Remember when Republican Reagan lover Peggy Noonan suggested to Dems that they NOT choose Wes Clark and that they choose the good old sensible John Kerry as their nominee? She was trying to "help" our Democratic Party during the primaries, I guess.
Well, I don't need Republican advice and traps. Why do Democrats follow the advice and traps of Republicans? Don't you remember when the primaries started for 04, that the only one of the ten candidates that Rush Limbaugh lambasted daily was Wes Clark? A light bulb should tell everyone that this is because he is the only Dem that Limbaugh was afraid of. He was the only one with the metal (medals) to beat Bush.
Sure enough, later on, Limbaugh mocked Democrats for choosing Kerry and said they would regret it. Remember the Democratic Leadership is the abused wife of the alcoholic Republican husband. How many times have the cops been called and the Dem just says in a weak voice, "It's alright officer." Dem thinks just becoming more perfect and doing a little more compromising will stop the battering, even though Rephubby has battered Demwife over and over again.
The Democrats made short work of Wesley Clark because they followed what the media told them, and deep down, the Democrats want a loser as a nominee. Remember how the GOP sunk so low as to mock Kerry's war wounds at the GOPstaupo convention, that they darkened the door of New York with? What kind of PR would it have been if they had been forced to mock the war wounds of the highest decorated veteran in the country, Wes Clark? They would not have been able to and still maintain the edge on the public.
And can you imagine Rove using Bin Laden's tape to scare people by saying we have to vote for security? Where has that tape gone? Which would you choose ... Bush or a four star General? Can you imagine Bush debating someone who graduated First in his class at West Point?
And how about Paul Hackett? He is the Iraq war vet Democrat that almost took Ohio when he ran against Jean Schmidt for House, even with the GOP election fraud that Ohio practices? The Democratic leaders called his top donors and asked them to stop sending him money for his new campaign, a Senate bid. They wanted a "seasoned politician." I think they wanted the "seasoned politician" so that they could give another concession speech and continue to cry about how mean the GOP is being to them. The Ohio Democratic Party tried to manipulate Hackett into running for House. No wonder the Democrats keep losing.
Sure, I vote for them because I have no choice, but they aren't going to win anything and they won't stand for anything when they do win. So I am Independent. Anyone else looking for the "Party of Spine"? I surely am.
Subject: What other conclusions can we draw?
Bush read books to children and just sat there while the jewels of New York and Washington, D. C., fell to the Saudi terrorists with obvious ties to Bin Laden September 11, 2001, during his first term. While he entertained the Saudi Ambassador, he helped all of the Bin Ladens fly out of the U.S. unharmed and un-interviewed. Bush has said that finding Bin Laden is not important. He has the Generals following his orders to take us into and keep us in an illegal war in Iraq without enough ground troops to do much except be targets. Bush lied to the American people and the Congress about Weapons of Mass Destruction. George Bush has co-opted the NSA illegally skirting the Courts to spy on Americans. He stole the elections with the help of Diebold. We no longer have votes with a paper trail. Our Congress has not taken the action to investigate the elections and guarantee our own votes. We don’t have a Democracy. He has packed the Supreme Court with his men. He has control of all three branches of government and the military. Now he has sold out six of our major ports to the United Arab Emirates with ties to Bin Laden during his second term. Did he ask the American people if that was okay first? No. Our National Guard is overseas “guarding” Iraq against Iraqi people. And our own ports will be “guarded” by Arabs with ties to Al Qaeda, a sellout by Bush, Cheney, and Chertoff. They have bought the Republican House and Senate. They have manipulated the naïve right-wing Christian fundamentalists. Pastors of Churches in Red States are being ordered to furnish their membership lists to the Republican Party.
They have sold off the Port of New Orleans while the people of Louisiana and New Orleans are distracted by Bush and Chertoff’s failure (?) (heckuva job Brownie?) to help during Hurricane Katrina. Even the Louisiana National Guard can’t protect New Orleans against the Bush and Cheney regime. Take notice that the Ports of New York and Baltimore are among the six major ports being given over to the Arabs (all part of the plan that started with 9-11?).
I conclude this is a George Bush and Dick Cheney Coup d’Etat financed by the Arabs and Bin Laden with Abramoff’s help. We will write this up in our history books as the dark days before the fall of America.
The American people need to take back control of the U.S. Surely we have real patriots around that are not cowed by the unpatriotic Patriot Act. We saw a few of the brave patriotic whistle blowers in front of the House Committee last week. Are we going to let them down? We ought to get our own National Guard troops back to guard the ports of the U.S., if necessary, and let the United Arab Emirates spend their money hiring security guards for Iraq if Iraq feels they need them.
Get out of Iraq, and get Bush and Cheney out of the White House. The elected Democrats are going to have to get a spine and do something to stop this Coup d’Etat. Or we’re going to have to elect some who have already demonstrated they have a spine. Or we’re going to have to start up a “Party with a Spine.”
What other conclusions can we draw? Please, Buzzers, if there is another conclusion, please tell me.
Subject: Cheney Again
One aspect of this that hasn't been explored: Maybe all of this shooting secrecy has a more simple explanation----Cheney's losing it. Maybe the old duffer just can't be let out on his own anymore, too many heart drugs, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are other meds involved and he just can't keep it in line, except for a scripted appearance, such as Foxnazi news. As a reporter I would at least be wondering. Just a thought.
Richard L. Fricker
Subject: DOJ and Texas
The article about the DOJ entering the lawsuit in Texas regarding the DeLay imposed redistricting of voting districts was very interesting.
I have a very simple question: Why is the federal DOJ joining this lawsuit?
It seems this is a "state" issue that doesn't warrant federal intervention. As a citizen and taxpayer I have to wonder why federal monies are being used for his.
Subject: OH, GREAT: they just sold the contract to protect 6 major ports to -- guess who?
The article I just read is in today's (2/20) capitolhillblue.com -- titled "Lawmakers pissed over port takeover by Arabs." I suggest reading it if you haven't already. Believe me, lawmakers (including, for once, Republicans as well as Democrats) aren't the ONLY ones pissed off. Count me among them. The six ports (for those of you are pressed for time) are NYC, NJ, Baltimore, New Orleans (are there any ports LEFT in New Orleans??), Miami, and Philadelphia. Growing up in metro NY, with relatives (whom we visited) in NJ, I'm pretty familiar with THOSE ports. I remember how UNprotected they were, even way back then -- and that was when smugglers, not terrorists, were the main worry. I assume (correct me if I'm wrong) that the other four ports are no safer today than the two locations I'm familiar with.
What the BLEEP is going ON here?? Let's review the situation (briefly, I hope; this part isn't in the article): When all the Homeland Security pork was being dealt out, much of it went to "major" ports...like those in Montana or South Dakota, or similar landlocked states controlled by the Repukes. Obviously, the need to pacify loyal Repukelicans triumphed over any concern over REAL protection of our most vulnerable ports.
That was bad enough -- but it's just gotten worse. (With this assministration, things ALWAYS seem to get worse!) The corporation (?) that got the megabucks to "protect" our ports is called "Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirate." Rumors are flying that they have "connections" to Al Qaeda. Small wonder. The Busheviks are probably providing video cameras and recording equipment -- maybe even editing services -- to Bin Laden, who miraculously seems to surface whenever Dubya is in deep doodoo (as Poppy Bush used to say).
Also, think about the generations-long connection between the Bushes and the Saudis (I'd love to know what went/and still goes on behind the scenes THERE. I mean, if I had the IQ of a turnip, I MIGHT believe that we went into Iraq to spread "democracy" (even as it was/is being stolen from us here at home. However, being a bit smarter than a turnip, I've connected the dots and -- voila! -- they led to that magic word: OIL. (Of course, the Bush family always DID identify with their fellow rich, and they found their soul mates among the Saudi power structure.)
OK, I've ranted on once again. If you have time, PLEASE read the capitolhillblue piece. But (my new mantra, replacing "don't get on any small planes") don't eat before you read it.
And, of course, keep writing! If WE don't speak out, who WILL??
Barbara Lee (Barb) Blazyk
Reference to Limbaugh comment the other day about Sherrod Brown. Why does he always (ALWAYS) have to put RACE in anything? This is the same reason he was pushed off ESPN's NFL preview show. HE CAN'T KEEP HIS BIG MOUTH SHOUT ABOUT RACE. Live with it, it will be here forever. Of course, he was talking about the Democrats, but he needs to get his stories correct before he opens his mouth ... THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
Subject: My Country Tis For Sale
Is there no part of America that the rich and powerful are not willing to sell? Not being worried about silly little details like the greater good for the country or the citizens therein, these folks just sell out their country at every opportunity.
Being that these are the rich and the powerful they simply arrange for some Public Relations Firm to convince the public that every time another piece of America is sold it is all for our own good. We didn’t really need all those manufacturing jobs, did we? Think how much cheaper you can buy those items that used to be made in America. Unless of course you used to be one of those who had a decent paying job manufacturing those items. If you work part time for some sleazy temp service, consider yourself lucky.
Come on people, don’t be such isolationists. Selling off bits of your country is in the national interest. Or in the interests of those who are making a whole lot of money out of those sales.
Jobs go to China at the same time that the government is screaming about how Communist China is building up their military. You might think that helping the Chinese economy by giving them American jobs and allowing them to sell their merchandise here is not really in the best interests of our country. It is in the best interests of companies such as Wal-Mart and the other businesses that have made themselves wealthy at the expense of the American people.
This Administration touts their patriotism while their actions speak so much louder than their words. Which brings us to the ultimate idiocy of the security of this country being outsourced to the United Arab Emirates. Are no American Security Companies able to take on this vital American job? Or are they all too busy war profiteering in Iraq?
There needs to be a real dialogue in this country about those who have really sold us out. Too bad we don’t have some investigative reporters to make sure that all Americans know that their jobs, their well being and now the security of American Ports has been sacrificed to corporate greed.
This used to be such a nice democracy. It didn’t even need a hostile takeover, the corporate crooks just sold us out.
Marjorie L. Swanson
Subject: The shooting not distracting enough
They are giving the ports to the UAE and so it is necessary to bring out another Osama tape.
Speak up or they assume you agree!!! ABB
Subject: Turning Security On and Off Like a Faucet!
The Bush Administration turns security on and off like a faucet. It gives itself powers and calls it keeping our country safer. It also gives itself powers to act in its own self-interest while it tramples on civil liberties and deliberately contrives to keep its people ignorant of any facts or evidence that opposes it dictatorial views or “outs” its errors. It uses security for its own diabolical use. The Bush Administration misuses its power. ... “Trust Me” has been displaced with “believability”!
The world’s opinion of us comes closer to the truth than our own! Bush and his cronies have made our Democracy a bad imitation of what a Democracy should be! Between torture, rendition, invasion without cause, and a Domestic Spying Program that is unchecked, plus the belief it can go against the law at will, it mocks the tradition of our country as a humane and peace-loving power for good.
Claiming to have a robust trading economy, while security issue of giving access of American ports to a country like the United Arab Emirates with terrorist ties, is risk without reason! Even former Bush lackey, Tom Ridge, expressed concern about jeopardizing national security!
Outing a CIA agent and then protecting the culprits who committed the outrage, is talking and acting out of both sides of your mouth. So is conveniently losing documents, emails, and evidence.
Alberto Gonzales does not have to testify under oath or recuse himself in the Abramoff debacle. Pat Roberts insists we don’t have to investigate the breaking of the FISA law by Bush! There’s little doubt we’ll ever fully know the pre-war fault of the Administration’s part in 9/11 or their blunders in the Katrina Disaster.
However, Cheney can now de-classify information under the law of Bush! Even the Supreme Court protected the secrets of the Cheney Energy Commission and how his energy buddies could rewrite our energy policies in their own image. Halliburton, despite overcharging us, continues to get contracts and bonuses.
Short memories provide cover and include how the Bush Administration can lose billions without accountability. How Bush appointed agents who could REWRITE government data about Global Warming and EPA reports that affect our safety, and do not have to answer for it.
Our Congress, under a corrupt Bush Administration and Republican domination, easily rubber stamps all Bush decisions and helps them hide their blunders and ineptness, in an arrogance of power never before seen in our country’s history! When the leaders of our country use security and safety to promote their own agenda, and can turn security issues on and off like a faucet, its time we turn them off permanently in 2006 and 2008!
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