FPF-fwd. Nolan K. AndersonMoron-in-Chief try to explain to 60 MinutesTue Jan 16, 2007 22:28
Moron-in-Chief try to explain to the CBS program, 60 Minutes
FPF-fwd. Nolan K. Anderson
WE ARE GOING DOWN
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H. L. Mencken
The Roman Empire ceased to exist because of welfare, inflation, huge government and military waste and proliferation and taxes that strangled the citizens into crime, theft, and lawlessness. Just as the graphs of Adam Hamilton show our current stock performance to be virtually identical to 1929-1933; America's economy, governmental proliferation, and actions are identical to Rome's. WE ARE GOING DOWN - Don Stott
YES, THOSE UNGRATEFUL WRETCHES OWE US A REAL DEBT OF GRATITUDE...
By Nolan K. Anderson
Unfortunately, Mr. Stott doesn't include the hazard of being guided into oblivion by a moronic homicidal maniac of George Bush's caliber. Watching our Moron-in-Chief try to explain to the CBS program, 60 Minutes on January 14 why he, as the "Great Decider", has been solely empowered by some decree, entity or custom to decide the question of whether to escalate a war that he lied this country into was a frightening experience. Knowing that such an intellectually handicapped individual has at his fingertips the power to unleash an atomic holocaust that could ultimately destroy all living matter on the planet is a terrifying prospect. However, such an experience does point out that the prospect of growing up to be president is not out of the reach of anyone - no matter what one's grade average may indicate.
However, the question of hobgoblins is not so pertinent as it used to be. George Bush was convinced by "George Tenet and "Rummy" that stealing Iraq's oil was going to be such a "cake walk" that there was really no need for exercising the prudence that had guided Bush senior in his bout with Saddam. When it came time to commit enough troops for this intended aggression, prudence gave way to "doing it on the cheap and writing new pages of military history". Now after three years the insurgents are no longer "hobgoblins"; they are real, live killers of American husbands, boyfriends, fathers and mothers. The Bush that returned to the the 60 Minutes cameras after talking to some of the families of those killed in Iraq, was a different person. Sitting behind a safe desk ordering others to "die for a lie" is quite different than trying to explain the LIE that brought the surviving family members face to face with their Liar-in-Chief.
"Our administration took care of a source of instability in Iraq. Envision a world in which Saddam Hussein was rushing for a nuclear weapon to compete against Iran. He was a significant source of instability". - George W. Bush
Yes, try to imagine a world where Saddam was going to drop a nuclear weapon on Tehran instead of having it dropped by the United States. Imagine a Middle East contaminated for the next 4.5 BILLION years with depleted uranium that wasn't put there by the United States. Imagine an Abu Ghraib without dogs. Imagine Iraq without a civil war that wasn't produced by the Pentagon and the CIA. Imagine an Iraq that was producing oil instead of having to import it. Imagine an Iraq 8.8 billion dollars richer because Paul Bremer hadn't stolen it or allowed it to be stolen. Imagine Iraq with a national museum. Imagine what would have happened to the insurgency if it hadn't been able to get its hands on Saddam's explosives and armaments stockpiles because the United States military had chosen to destroy these military supplies instead of leaving them for anyone and everyone to steal. (There weren't enough troops to deal with the obvious need to destroy the supplies of a defeated army and at the same time re-write history by dashing through Iraq at a record setting pace - against no resistance).
FROM THE 60 MINUTE INTERVIEW WITH BUSH:
Asked if he thinks he owes the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job, Bush says, "Well I don't, that we didn't do a better job or they didn't do a better job?"
"Well, that the United States did not do a better job in providing security after the invasion?" Pelley clarifies.
"Not at all. I think I am proud of the efforts we did. We liberated that country from a tyrant. I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude. That's the problem here in America. They wonder whether or not there is a gratitude level that's significant enough in Iraq," Bush replies.
Now, if one were able to translate this into third-grade English, the meaning might be that "with all we have given those ungrateful Iraqis they are still jealous of our freedoms and are not nearly thankful enough for what we have given them or done to them".
Yes, that's one of the troubles with the Iraqis. They can't tell the difference between tyrants. There's an old Iraqi saying which says, "When you've seen one tyrant, you've seen them all." Iraqis don't know how much better off they are with the present tyrant. After all, now they don't have to worry about clean drinking water - there isn't any. Iraqis don't have to worry about electrical short circuits burning their houses down, there is no electricity. With Saddam, gasoline was subsidized, available everywhere and was available at a cost most Iraqis could afford. Now gasoline and refined products have to be imported at a cost few can afford. Things are so good these days that 50,000 Iraqis per month try to leave the country. Civil war tears the country apart and it is a strange day that doesn't yield 20 or more mutilated bodies on the streets of Baghdad. Birth defects from depleted uranium are a growing problem among the Iraqis that has no remedy.
YES, THOSE UNGRATEFUL WRETCHES OWE US A REAL DEBT OF GRATITUDE.
After all, our returning military personnel are also beginning to see birth defects in their children from depleted uranium contamination. And who is going to be there to help them? The VA? It will take another 20 years for our government to recognize and admit to there being a radiation contamination "problem" for our troops. And, there will be no more help for them in 20 years than there will be for the next 4.5 billion years. And what about those 650,000 Iraqis we have killed? They should be grateful that they no longer have to worry about unemployment or finding enough to eat or educating their children.
The 60 Minute Interview Resumes:
"The perception, Sir, more than any one of those points, is that the administration has not been straight with.," Pelley says.
"Well, I strongly disagree with that, of course," Bush says. "So I strongly reject that this administration hasn't been straight with the American people. The minute we found out they didn't have weapons of mass destruction, I was the first to say so."
"You seem to be saying that you may have been wrong but you weren't dishonest," Pelley remarks.
"Oh, absolutely. Everybody was wrong on weapons of mass destruction and there was an intelligence failure that we're trying to address. But I was as surprised as anybody he didn't have them," Bush tells Pelley".
One might logically wonder what size mistake it takes for there to be consequences for failure to be borne by someone other than the American taxpayer? Bush admits to an intelligence failure (but, I don't think he is referring to his own). So far, there has not been one dismissal that could be related to the "intelligence failure". Yes, there have been resignations. George Tenet resigned, Porter Goss resigned, Rumsfeld resigned, but they were all "doing a heck of a job". Porter was cavorting around a Washington hotel with a collection of hookers, but I am sure it was a part of his "spook" profile. "Rummy" was having more and more trouble putting a "winning" spin on our failure in Iraq. And then John Negroponte resigned. I am sure John's resignation had nothing to do with our failure in Iraq. (After all who knows more about "Death Squads" than John Negroponte?)
Asked if it wasn't his administration that created the instability in Iraq, Bush says, "Our administration took care of a source of instability in Iraq. Envision a world in which Saddam Hussein was rushing for a nuclear weapon to compete against Iran. My decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the correct decision in my judgment. He was a significant source of instability."
Yes, we took care of the instability. Health care was provided under Saddam. Now whole communities and villages are denied water, electricity, medicines and medical care as collective punishment for insurgent attacks. Our Falluja checkpoints scan fingerprints and retinas. Yes, we have added a whole new dimension of "stability" to the rubble of Falluja. Which one of our parasites living in the "Green Zone" is stupid enough to try to take a "stable" walk in the Green Zone - or anywhere else in Baghdad for that matter? What is the unemployment rate in Iraq now - 50%, 60%?
"Do you believe, as commander-in-chief, you have the authority to put
the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do?" Pelley asks.
"I think I've got - in this situation, I do, yeah," Bush says.
And there you have it folks. Our president has the authority to do whatever he sees fit. He doesn't have to consult Congress, the courts, or the Constitution. He is exercising his mandate of "benevolent dictator". Of course his benevolence ends when a person, a country or a law gets in the way of his ego. He is the Commander-in-Chief of the military and the civil portions of our society. The laws that protected the individual from the whims and egos of tyrants and which were purchased at the expense of thousands of American lives have been nullified by a semi-literate buffoon. The Constitution which defines the rights of the individual and those of the government has been shredded by this simpleton.
AND WHO WILL CHALLENGE THIS BUFFOON? THE CONGRESS?
The people with their silly "votes"? The people spoke with their votes and what did it get them? It changed the feet of the "pigs at the trough" in Washington. John Conyers for two years held hearings on Bush's malfeasance in office and muttered such things as IMPEACHMENT and CENSURE. Before all the "chads" had fallen, he had been silenced by Nancy Pelosi and tranquilized with the chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee. There isn't a breath about impeachment now. Investigate Halliburton? Not while Dick Cheney is Vice President.
We Americans spend 500 billion dollars per year for the defense of our freedoms and safeguarding our Constitution and all its guarantees for the individual. In six years we have allowed our laws to be broken, our Constitution shredded and our individual rights to be destroyed by a cabal of war criminals who have never been dedicated enough to their country to try to defend it. Not one of those who planned the "defense of America" from Saddam's remote controlled aircraft with "WMD crop sprayers" - Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith, Perle, Luty, Libby - have ever completed one day of basic military training, let alone tried to remain alive on a battlefield.
Not one of their propagandists - Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz, Bill Kristol - have ever put on a uniform more military than a Little League baseball outfit. Rush Limbaugh had a pimple on his ass, Dick Cheney had "other priorities", Neal Boortz was afflicted with poor eyesight, Bill O'Reilly had and has "foot-in-mouth-disease".
However, it can be seen that none of these afflictions ever prevented them from recommending that others go to defend their freedoms.
NOLAN K. ANDERSON
(Retired engineer and a veteran of Korea who was once a "conservative" until he found there was nothing left to conserve and as a veteran hates to see a tour in Korea go to waste.
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