It' beautiful: the Defeatocrats knock off a patsy, Bush gets another patsy ready, he gets to throw a tantrum on the tarmac as if you had just pissed on his geraniums. Accuses the Democrats of playing "politics." How much can a stomach take?
The Dems bend over nicely, thunder that the next AG will get a brutal confirmation hearing, but what about the guy who gave Gonzales his orders to subvert the Constitution? On top of that they don't even have the gump to make Bush give them a reach-around.
The Dems "dragged [Gonzales'] name through the mud." This from the president who took a giant shit on Richard Clarke, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, ,Sibel Edmunds, Colleen Rowley, John Kerry, and any number of people who had the honor and patriotism to quit their jobs, or in some other way speak out against Bush, meaning, just tell the truth.
If the Democrats don't step in on Cheney with impeachment now, close the distance and go for the jugular, that is all the time Bush needs to prance out of office scot-free and for his law to become the law of the land. The law that says Americans torture for the fun of it, and are sick animals who will do anything to you. Sure, the terrorists cut off heads. But we look like towering homophobes with spike heels, nylons, whips, policemen's hats, and machine guns. Man, that's sick.
The Law of Bush says you can sweep anyone of us off the street and put us away for good, all in secret. And if you don't believe there are Brown Shirts out there who will cheer, read these comments.
They are from a YouTube video showing what happened in Kennebunkport last weekend. These are nice, normal-looking white folks calling for impeachment. Not anarchist punks in black tee-shirts.
It's now or never for the Democrats. To take the initiative away from the enemy, as Patton would say, to go on the offense and make them dance to your tune, not theirs. This is the time for Dems to knock down the central premise that still beguiles many Americans, the notion that Bush is "planting" democracy in Iraq, and that in 40 years he will be vindicated. The fact is there have been Democratic movements in the Middle East since Mossadeq, and we knocked them down when we didn't get what we liked. That only empowered the extremists. The key to a peaceful future is to give moderate movements the breathing space to develop, even within parties like Hamas. When we bomb bomb bomb, it only serves to equate any attempt to step towards the United States to treason.
Egypt Crackdown Puts Lie to Bush "Democracy Theory"
The day after Bush again piously pronounced his unshakable faith that planting democracy in Iraq will vindicate him in history, the Brits got to see what's really going on. You've got to hand it to the American media: they'll miss anything if it's important.The Financial Times reported:
A fresh wave of Egyptian government crackdowns against the main opposition movement has been directed against a varied range of targets - a students' "summer camp" on the Mediterranean coast, an evening meeting of senior officials at a businessman's Cairo residence, and the more typical dawn raids on members' houses.
The Muslim Brotherhood, whatever else it may be or not be, is clearly a democratically elected party in Egypt's political system, which means they had to play by the rules and get votes the way we always preach for people to do. In this case it seems they were actually considering their position on women's rights and other social debates within that faith, the same as Christianity debates the role of homosexuals. But what you get when you congregate in groups of more than, say, 20, in Egypt is a good beating and a few years in prison.
The CIA's Mike Scheuer (hope you don't find the familiar offensive, Mike. I've read your book so many times I feel I know you...) says that it's not Al Qaeda that hates democracy, but governments like Egypt. He says the only reason we have anything to do with these bastards is our oil fix, which gets us into big trouble in the Middle East. He says in the end that is why we were attacked on 9/11.
Democracy, George? What do ya'll know about democracy? All I see is some punk from Halliburton who decided to make all his friends filthy rich. What do they care if we get attacked here because they did about the only thing that could make every Middle Easterner hate us? Invade Iraq?
The Constitution? It's just a "goddamned piece of paper." (Anonymously sourced, CapitalHillBlues.com. Could you guys start getting people on the record? But I believe it...)
Bush's clique has private islands now, private armies, and all the likker and wimin money can ba. They don't care if thier policies get us attacked. They'll be sheltered behind Green Zones in America. It's like JR Ewing took over America, except JR's people were infinitely more decent.
From May 8th
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