Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The real state of things.
I've forgiven Jane Fonda a long time ago. She was young and dumb, but passionately involved in a peace movement, not equating war and profit like the Bush gang. Given the magnitude of the crime, I will never forgive George W. Bush et al, the ones who are damaging the U.S. far more than the Jane Fondas throughout the world ever could! I'm talking of people like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Gonzales, and others like Abramoff and Libby, and a thousand other profligates and corporate (oil and construction) profiteers who were his puppets and yes men, foreign and domestic.
What is ironic to me is Bush's war cry of 9/11, invoked every time Bush needed to escalate the war and bless the troops, usually with uniformed military in the background....remember, neither Iraq nor its leader (no matter how vile or corrupt) had anything to do with it. There was no Al Qaida in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's rule. The war was one of aggression, not of necessity.
I'll bet you that George W. Bush (why is the International Committee of the Red Cross discussing him?) will not just be found a traitor to our Constitution, our Armed Forces, to all Americans and most of the world for crimes against humanity...I think the 4160 dead (so far) in Iraq are his monument to his failed warmongering and enrichment of the 'favored few' policies (don't blame Congress for your high gas prices and recession--Bush's use of 'signing statements' left little power in their hands after November 2006; that in itself should be enough to get your dander up!). So I think that instead of vilifying one woman, the entire Bush regime should be labeled traitors to America.
I think Bush should be indicted for war crimes...but he'll probably move to his 100,000 acre ranch in Paraguay to escape the noose--and, like some Nazi war criminals, live happily ever after.
So you active forwarders of internet junk, look around you. Do you like what you see? A bailout for the Freddie Mac and Fannie Maes, bailout for airlines (whose money do you think is used to pay for them?) a housing collapse, gasoline and food prices speculated through the roof...and don't forget that endless, stupid war in Iraq that is wasting our military and our money.
I say it's time to stop the war! Now! Let's get some responsibility and accountability where it belongs. Get the Bushes out of office (that means no McCain/Palins)...and get some young blood in there to return us to a transparent government, not one based upon propaganda and deception, not one using torture against international law, not one spreading death and destruction, misery and strife, but one which works for a peaceful people and a peaceful world.
Jim Pankey, USN (Ret.)
Oh, yes...I'm a Vietnam Veteran, too.