The whole nation turned on Clinton over trying to coverup a sexual infidelity, while so many just swallow Bush’s lies without complaint. Can you imagine if Clinton did this kind of stuff? God, they probably would have hung him on a tree.
Here are just a few random things that I don’t think of as “American.”
Bush Administration Refuses to Comply With FOIA Request on Pre-War Intelligence – This will make it hard to proceed to stage 2 of the Senate Investigation. We need a Prosecutor.
Authorized National Security Agency to wiretap calls of American citizens without seeking court permission, as is indisputably required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), passed by Congress in 1978. And no, he does not have the authority.
Transformation of USA into a Rogue State by refusing to honor our international agreements or to enter into new ones: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, Non Proliferation Treaty, Geneva Conventions Protocol, UN Charter, US Constitution, Failure to Ratify Kyoto Agreement on Climate Change, Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, UN Agreement to Curb the International Flow of Small Arms, International Criminal Court Treaty, etc.
1) Wars of Aggression
2) Torture and Indefinite Detention
3) Destruction of the Global Environment
4) Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights, with particular reference to the genocidal effects of forcing international agencies to promote “abstinence only” in the midst of a global AIDS epidemic.
On and on and on and on. What does it take to have such blinders on – how can anyone support the policies of this administration? What do you think you’re going to get out of it?
Don’t you understand that we are all expendable to these people? Even the protection of the homeland from further attacks focuses on controlling US, not sealing up areas of risk. Ask New Orleans. Check out how the Homeland Security Budget is split up and how funds have been spent so far.
Hey, and did you ever think about those coffins with our dead soldiers in them? They are flying back as _freight_ on civilian planes, for pete’s sake.
What fantasy world do you have to build to think that all of this is beneficial, moral, in our national interests? Don’t you understand that we are looking at a move into complete corporate fascism? What’s next? Put everyone from the middle class on down in our shiny new jails (more every year!) and use our country as a prison colony for cheap labor so we can compete with China, who holds our debt in the first place?
Geez – what’ll it take? I see some signs that more Americans are starting to sense that something might be wrong, but we are so easily distracted, so easily bamboozled into little wars amongst ourselves.
While we look elsewhere, they steal our future and line their pockets with the booty while they can. This is not leadership, it’s a big street gang. It’s the Mafia. It’s international crime. It’s a slash and burn zone. And all of you who refuse to see it will learn in time how mistaken you are – but it won’t make any difference by then.
Willful ignorance – but why? I’ve considered all the explanations… and perhaps all together they account for it, but I am still not entirely convinced. I expect more from the people of this great nation.
Where is the investigative journalism? Where are the interviews with Iraq Vets? Other world papers carried interviews with some who at been at Gitmo and Abu Graib, not to mention the other prisons.
Why aren’t there thousands at the White House demanding the truth and the release of all the information that this administration repeatedly holds back?
And those of you who actually support all these actions and policies -I’m not talking about people who just somehow think King George is an ok guy- I have just one question:
How do you sleep at night?
You can’t all be sociopaths.