Sunday, July 08, 2007

Impeach Dick Cheney. How timely. I just started reading 'Hubris' by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. It is not just Cheney really. There are so many players guilty directly or a little less directly like 'Pulitzer Prize' winner and collaborator Judy Miller( click and see what her collegues think of her).. there are many actors in this whole disgusting war that ends up costing so many soldier's and Iraqis their lives. Not to mention ignited a holy war that would not have been if it weren't for the fact that the White House orchestrators ignored warnings of the quagmire to come if they ever were to invade Iraq. I haven't even finished reading the book and I am already disgusted!

So if you want to feel as if you're doing SOMEthing.. go sign the petition and make this thing mushroom to the point of not being able to be ignored by the masses who are still lulled to sleep..

(btw.. what's up with blogger? I can't put a title on my post...)

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Pay heed to what Eisenhower said.

On this fourth of July, the American version of Pomp and Circumstances, it would pay to remember Dwight Eisenhower's words:

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

“We should take nothing for granted, only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. ... We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”

I was reminded of Eisenhower's words today by a military mom who's totally disgusted with the Bush administration. Robert Scheer of Truthdig can articulate it a whole lot better than I can:

The Cold War had provided the rationale for the first peacetime creation of a militarized economy. While the former general, Eisenhower, was well aware of the military threat posed by the Soviet Union, he chose in his farewell presidential address to the nation to warn that the war profiteers had an agenda of their own, one that was inimical to the survival of American democracy:

Happy Fourth of July.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Anyone still wearing blinders?

Libby was convicted in March, the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair.

Testimony in the case had revealed the extraordinary steps that Bush and Cheney were willing to take to discredit a critic of the Iraq war
Bush and company have long acted upon whatever they wanted to do. Many a blog has commented, railed against and fired many a missive over the last, oh man, how many years?? However, there was always the faithful fully backing up their 'man of God' ("can't go against the President, he's against stem cell research for Gods sakes"). And inspite the fact that inside the Republican party support for him has been waning, there is still the notion that as long as Bush and company are in power (because what else would you call it and how else have they been acting??), they will do whatever the hell they want..So..that means; no subpoenad (sp?)NSA documents being handed over, Cheney being considered off limits, (never mind that he's a public servant who ought to be able to be held accountable) AND Libby can breath easy because he got off easy; no prison sentence, just a pittance for paying a fine (I'm sure that will not pose any hardship) and being on probation. (cleaning the White House lawn by any chance?)
Does anyone still remember Republican vengeance going after Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal? Blood and off with his head they said. Impeach the President. How easily the flock forgets that all offenses under law is considered the same. Their is no 'white lie', or little lie. A lie is a lie is a lie. If the Democrats are too chicken to impeach Cheney or Bush, then at least let the next president press criminal charges. I guess poor Libby deserves some sympathy having been the fall guy.
If only Paris Hilton had better connections...

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