October 4, 2005
Commander: Texans for Truth Take On George W. Bush
The nomination of Harriet Miers, Bush's latest consigliore, is not only a testament to how the Busheviks are organized along the lines of the Mafia, which is to say that Omerta takes precedence over any claim to competence, or in this case even any prior experience as a judge.
What makes this book -- which was a belated counter-attempt to counter the lies of the Rove-orchestrated "Swift Boat Liars" in the last election -- so immediately relevant is that Miers was paid by the Bush campaign when he was Governor of Texas to "look over" his National Guard record for "trouble spots." Some claim that she was even party to "eliminating" troublesome portions of the record. But the biggest accusation was that she used a Texas state position to basically provide "hush money" to a man who could verify that George was given preference for a position in the Texas Air National Guard.
Miers has proven herself a total Bush loyalist and crony. She meets Bush's only requirement in a candidate for any position: complete and uncompromising loyalty to Bush and the ruling Republican junta.
The Democrats keep thinking it is about individual ideological positions. They are missing the point entirely. Bush appoints people whose positions are the ones that Cheney and Rove tell them that their positions should be once they are in office. It's that simple. For the Democrats to start grousing that they need to know "where Miers stands" is downright idiotic. On the issues that count, she'll stand wherever she's told to stand by the Bush politburo. And the issues that count most to Bush are stealing elections, preserving unaccountable profiteering, overthrowing criminal convictions of Busheviks on technicalities, and affirming the Imperial presidency whenever necessary to ensure the long-term consolidation of single-party Republican power.
Of course, Miers performed heroic services to Bush in bailing him out of a checkered career in the Texas Air National Guard, in which he was given a place because of "affirmative action" for sons of congressmen. The person Miers allegedly had "hush money" handed to, Ben Barnes, revealed on "60 Minutes" last year that he had indeed helped young George leapfrog over hundreds of other applicants for the Air National Guard to help him escape serving in Vietnam.
"Unfit Commander" is a title that captures the essence of Bush's incompetence, ethical corruption and cronyism. It provides detail upon detail -- and document upon document -- that disprove the Rove/Hughes/Miers perpetrated myth that Bush served his country well. He was a coward who supported a war, but refused to fight in it, leaving other young men to die on behalf of his gung ho rhetoric. Then he got drugged and liquored up and disappeared from his "gentleman's duty" in the Guard.
He always appears to be AWOL from crises -- from his odd "My Pet Goat" moment and flight away from Washington after 9/11, to his mysterious bike ride when the Capitol and White House were evacuated and no one bothered to tell him, to his guitar strumming tour while New Orleans was drowning. The only thing Bush doesn't appear to be AWOL from are public relations stunts. In fact, that is his presidency as far as his reporting for duty.
As one reader of "Unfit Commander" noted on another website, "During the Vietnam War, John F. Kerry bravely performed his patriotic duty and risked his life in combat. During the same war, George Bush took the cowardly route and went AWOL from the Air National Guard for nearly a year. Glenn W. Smith's eye opening UNFIT COMMANDER provides full documented evidence, including over 250 pages of service records, that exposes the whole, shocking truth about Dumbya's shameful military 'career.' Smith provides a richly detailed introduction and commentary, plus an extensive appendix that puts the sordid tale into proper perspective. Smith even addresses the recent CBS memo 'controversy' and how Republicans used the media to promote that ridiculous sham of a news story in order to divert the populace from the truth about the president's cowardly past. UNFIT COMMANDER is a well-researched and important historical document."
Bush is definitely an "Unfit Commander" as this book proves. That's why Cheney, Rove and Rumsfeld are running America -- running it right into the ground.
This is a BuzzFlash special purchase of an out of print book, so we don't know how many copies we will be able to provide our readers.