Friday, July 01, 2005

By the numbers

Good news for Bush supporters! 50% of Americans think he should NOT be impeached, if it is found that he lied about the Viet Nam, I mean IRAQ war.

The best news of all for Bush, is that only one FOURTH of all Republicans think he Should be impeached.

The rest of them think that it is just fine to violate commandments number:

5, (Kill all you want as long as it's profitable)

7, (Steal all you want as long as it is white collar crime)

8, (Lie...well that's what this rant is all about today)

and 10, (It's their oil and it really needs to be our, no, MY OIL)

as long as you don't get caught with number 6 or 9.

Of course those are the Catholic numbers...If you are a protestant Republican you have to go for 6, 8, 9, and 10, and hope nobody catches you on number 7. Jews, who wrote the old testament and should have gotten it right, have a different numbering system still, but that's another story...This one is all about George getting caught, and I don't care what the number is, it is still...

Lying!

But...3/4 of all Republicans don't care!


Way to hold on to the base, George!

The survey found that 3/4 of all Republicans are either more stupid... or just more evil... than we thought. They think it's OK for the President of the United States to Lie, causing the deaths of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of citizens of other countries.

Angus Reid writes:

"Pre-war speeches by Bush mentioned specific chemical agents, such as mustard gas, sarin and VX nerve gas as banned substances allegedly secured by Iraq. State secretary Colin Powell assured the United Nations (UN) Security Council in February 2003 that Hussein possessed biological weapons."

Now we learn from the London Times (You don't think an American paper is going to tell you this first, do you?) that the American Commanding General has admitted that U.S. and British aircraft flew over 21 thousand sorties and bombed nearly 400 targets as much as nine months before the war began! This was referred to in the Downing Street "memos" which have been so poo-pooed by the right wing.

What this means is that George Bush's war began six weeks before Congress voted to give him the power to go to war!

Nine MONTHS before he declared war.

Bush (and by that I mean the four horsemen Cheney, Rumsfeld, Perle, and Wolfowitz...George is just the toad in this game) had every intention of provoking Saddam into war. Plan A was thwarted when Hussein allowed the U.N. inspectors back in to Iraq. Plan B involved the illegal bombing. By bombing Iraq... the Bushistas hoped to provoke Saddam into firing back...which he never did!

They then had to manufacture WMD's and the mythical connection to 9-11 and terrorism as the reason to attack.

Here's a good overview:

Smoking Gun

So what does all this mean?

It means that Howard Dean, because of his anti Iraq war stance, is perfectly positioned to attack George Bush inthe coming election cycle.

It also means that Congressman Harold Ford is absolutely right to come out against the Iraq war.

It means that Who ever is the Democratic nominee for Senator from what used to be the "greenest state in the land of the free" should start yesterday hammering George Bush and those who have supported his illegal actions in government.

And...It means that things are going to get even more disgustingly nasty. Something no one looks forward to..but it must be endured if we are to save our Nation from the malignant evil that has infested and taken over the once noble Republican party.

Courage, America!

Peace,

Steve

2 comments:

  1. Here's a good refresher course for LYING 101.. Georgie's favorite subject. As a result of the Downing Street Memo, we NOW know that the decision to go to War was ALREADY MADE by the time he made these statements. (All quotes by Bush are from www.whitehouse.gov)

    Bush: “Of course, I haven’t made up my mind we’re going to war with Iraq.” [10/1/02]

    Bush: “Hopefully, we can do this peacefully – don’t get me wrong. And if the world were to collectively come together to do so, and to put pressure on Saddam Hussein and convince him to disarm, there’s a chance he may decide to do that. And war is not my first choice, don’t – it’s my last choice.” [11/7/02]

    Bush: “This is our attempt to work with the world community to create peace. And the best way for peace is for Mr. Saddam Hussein to disarm. It’s up to him to make his decision.” [12/4/02]

    Bush: “You said we’re headed to war in Iraq – I don’t know why you say that. I hope we’re not headed to war in Iraq. I’m the person who gets to decide, not you. I hope this can be done peacefully.” [12/31/02]

    Bush: “First of all, you know, I’m hopeful we won’t have to go war, and let’s leave it at that.” [1/2/03]

    Bush: “But Saddam Hussein is – he’s treated the demands of the world as a joke up to now, and it was his choice to make. He’s the person who gets to decide war and peace.” [2/7/03]

    Bush: “I’ve not made up our mind about military action. Hopefully, this can be done peacefully.” [3/6/03]

    Bush: “I want to remind you that it’s his choice to make as to whether or not we go to war. It’s Saddam’s choice. He’s the person that can make the choice of war and peace.” [3/6/03]

    Bush: “We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq. But if Saddam Hussein does not disarm peacefully, he will be disarmed by force.” [3/8/03]

    Bush: “Should Saddam Hussein choose confrontation, the American people can know that every measure has been taken to avoid war, and every measure will be taken to win it.” [3/17/03]

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  2. Things are aboil, that's for sure. But as I just wrote elsewhere and posted in calm, academic blog where such passion is probably not well received: God Damn It, give up this "national unity" myth and concentrate on maintaining national diversity.

    Someone suggested this morning that these fights are not symptoms of the end of democracy but of its health. I'm willing to buy that and wear it on my 4th of July tshirt. And I reserve the right to throw the damn thing in the trash on the 5th, if that seems like the right thing to do!!

    Now, where are our ten commandments banners showing which commandments Bush has deliberately failed to keep and where are our icy Big Gulps to keep us going as we parade up and down the Mall on Monday, patriotic keepers of the truth.

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