SADDAM CAUGHT..... WAR OVER..... LET'S GO HOME!
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Saturday, July 05, 2003
BUSH: "GOD MADE ME DO IT!"
GLOBAL EYE -- ERRAND BOY
By Chris Floyd, The Moscow Times, June 27, 2003
So now we know. After all the mountains of commentary and speculation, all
the earnest debates over motives and goals, all the detailed analyses of
global strategy and political ideology, it all comes to down to this: George
W. Bush waged war on Iraq because, in his own words, God "instructed me to
strike at Saddam."
This gospel was revealed, appropriately enough, in the Holy Land this week,
through an unusual partnership between the fractious children of Abraham.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz was given transcripts of a negotiating session
between Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and faction leaders from
Hamas and other militant groups. Abbas, who was trying to persuade the
groups to call a cease-fire in their uprising against Israeli forces,
described for them his recent summit with Ariel Sharon and Bush.
During the tense talks at the summit, Bush sought to underscore the kind of
authority he could bring to efforts at achieving peace in the Middle East.
While thundering that there could be "no deals with terror groups," Bush
sought to assure the rattled Palestinians that he also had the ability to
wring concessions from Sharon. And what was the source of this
wonder-working power? It was not, as you might think, the ungodly size of
the U.S. military or the gargantuan amount of money and arms the United
States pours into Israel year after year.
No, Bush said he derived his moral heft from the Almighty Himself. What's
more, the Lord had proven his devotion to the Crawford Crusader by crowning
his military efforts with success. In fact, he told Abbas, God was holding
the door open for Middle East peace right now -- but they would have to move
fast, because soon the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe would have to
give His attention to something far more important: the election of His
little sunbeam, Georgie, in 2004.
Here are Bush's exact words, quoted by Haaretz: "God told me to strike at
al-Qaida and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam,
which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle
East. If you help me, I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I
will have to focus on them."
You can't put it plainer than that. The whole chaotic rigmarole of Security
Council votes and UN inspections and congressional approval and Colin
Powell's whizbang Powerpoint displays of "proof" and Bush's own tearful
prayers for "peace" -- it was all a sham, a meaningless exercise.
No votes, no inspections, no proof or lack of proof -- in fact, no earthly
reason whatsoever -- could have stopped Bush's aggressive war on Iraq. It
was God's unalterable will: the Lord of Hosts gave a direct order for George
W. Bush to "strike at Saddam."
And strike he did, with an awesome fury that rained death and destruction on
the mustachioed whore of Babylon, with a firestorm of Godly wrath that
consumed the enemy armies like so much chaff put to the flame -- and with an
arsenal of cruise missiles, cluster bombs, dive bombers and assault
helicopters that killed up to 10,000 innocent civilians: blasted to pieces
in their beds, shot down in their fields and streets, crushed beneath the
walls of their own houses, boiled alive in factories, ditches and cars,
gutted, mutilated, beheaded, murdered, women, children, elders, some
praying, some wailing, some cursing, some mute with fear as metal death
ripped their lives away and left rotting hulks behind. This was the work of
the Lord and His faithful servant, whom He hath raised high up to have
dominion over men.
And this is the mindset -- or rather, the primitive fever-dream -- that is
now directing the actions of the greatest military power in the history of
the world. There can be no doubt that Bush believes literally in the divine
character of his mission. He honestly and sincerely believes that whatever
"decision" forms in his brain -- out of the flux and flow of his own
emotional impulses and biochemical reactions, the flattery and cajolements
of his sinister advisers, the random scraps of fact, myth and fabrication
that dribble into his proudly undeveloped and incurious consciousness -- has
been planted there, whole and perfected, by God Almighty.
And that's why Bush acts with such serenity and ruthlessness. Nothing he
does can be challenged on moral grounds, however unethical or evil it might
appear, because all of his actions are directed by God. He can twist the
truth, oppress the poor, exalt the rich, despoil the Earth, ignore the law
-- and murder children -- without the slightest compunction, the briefest
moment of doubt or self-reflection, because he believes, he truly believes,
that God squats in his brainpan and tells him what to do.
And just as God countenanced deception on the part of Abraham, just as God
forgave David for the murders he ordered, just as God blessed the armies of
Saul as they obliterated the Amalekites, man, woman and child, so will He
overlook any crime committed by Bush and his minions as they carry out His
will. That's why Bush can always "do whatever it takes" to achieve his
goals. And by his own words to Abbas, we see that he places his election in
2004 above all other concerns, even the endless bloodshed in the Middle
So what new crimes will the Lord have to countenance to keep His appointed
servant in power? link (thanks to Stephanie Lash)
Friday, July 04, 2003
INDEPENDENCE DAY REFLECTIONS
Our nation has perhaps never been less independent than it is today. Democracy is at a low ebb. The full effects of the money corruption of politics are are now fully noticable. The corporate agenda and its promoters in government and media have accomplished the goal they have pursued since 1998, the overthrow of democracy in the US.
Wars, environmental rollbacks, the "Patriot" Acts are a few of the results. The Senate this month will hear the Republican-sponsored bill to revoke filibusters. Should it pass, the remaking of the country with a single vote majority will be possible.
It is already the case that the damage done by this administration will take generations to undo. The gargantuan tax cuts and the incredible deficits are not something that can be rectified in one legislative session, or even two. The destruction of the environment, and even worse, the loss of the little remaining precious time to correct it, are already dooming us to global warming and rising ocean levels that may swamp 13 of the largest 20 cities in the next century. The Bush foreign policy has perhaps fatally weakened the UN and NATO, and built globally a generation's mistrust of US power.
The only saving grace is that this administration's hubris is unsurpassed, and that hubris often leads to a fall. Iraq is already another Vietnam, and next year's war against Iran will be worse.
We have till the next election to show the nation where that hubris is leading.
Thursday, July 03, 2003
GEORGE BUSH: HE'S GOOD FOR IRAQ AND HE'S GOOD FOR AMERICA
... For George W. Bush, the race has begun to escape comparisons to Herbert Hoover.
With more than two million jobs having disappeared since Mr. Bush took office in January 2001, he finds himself in danger of becoming the first president since Hoover to oversee a decline in the country's employment. link
But that's not necessarily a bad thing because more people will enlist in the military then...
Bush Taunts Iraqis, Invites Them to Try to Kill Our Soldiers
'Bring Them On,' Bush Says to Iraq Attacks
Wed July 2, 2003 11:33 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Wednesday challenged militants who have been killing and injuring U.S. forces in Iraq, saying "bring them on" because American forces were tough enough to deal with their attacks.
"There are some who feel like that conditions are such that they can attack us there," Bush told reporters at the White House. "My answer is bring them on. We have the force necessary to deal with the situation." LINK
Apparently, the President has delusions of grandeur. He thinks he's Clint Eastwood.
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
SUPPORT FOR IRAQ INVASION DROPS BY 30%
Poll: Americans less positive on Iraq
Conflict doesn't resemble Vietnam, Rumsfeld says
WASHINGTON (CNN) --As a new poll shows fewer Americans believe things are going well in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that the fighting there would continue "for some time."
Only 56 percent of Americans think current U.S.-coalition efforts as going well, according to a new CNN/USA Today Gallup poll. That is much lower than the 70 percent in late May and the 86 percent in early May who thought things were going well. link
"It's obvious that Iraq is not Vietnam," Rumsfeld commented, "There's no jungle. Plus they don't speak chink."
Iraqi attacks could signal wide revolt
By The Associated Press and Los Angeles Times
BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. troops in Iraq are getting ambushed everywhere and every day — while guarding gas stations, investigating car thefts or on their way to make phone calls home.
Each new attack is raising questions about whether the violence is a last gasp from Saddam Hussein loyalists or signs of a spreading revolt. The Pentagon is puzzling over how many resisters there are, how well they are organized and how they can be stopped.
Private risk analysts are warning of an even chance of Iraq descending into open revolt. MORE
Remember all empires eventually bog down in their colonies.
Monday, June 30, 2003
A REAL OBITUARY FOR STROM THURMOND
Strom Thurmond will always be remembered for the one true accomplishment in his one hundred year life. He allowed Trent Lott to be revealed as the racist he is. And for that we are grateful.
Sunday, June 29, 2003
REPOST: GREATEST CIA AGENTS OF ALL TIME
5. Ho Chi Minh - (actually OSS) Result: Vietnam war
4. Manuel Noriega - Result: Invasion of Panama
3. Saddam Hussein - Result: Gulf War, Invasion of Iraq
2. Osama Bin Laden - Result: 9-11, Invasion of Afghanistan
1. Mystery Guest
If you can guess the identity of the Mystery Guest, you will know the location of our next war. Just be assured that our next evil villain will be someone we trained.
Far fetched? The original posting has links to the proof. LINK
BONUS QUESTION: It's just a coincidence isn't it? It's not like we planned for them to do anything, right?
Orginally posted by manis2society 5:41 PM April 12, 2003