The Republican slime machine is going all out to discredit Cindy Sheehan, claiming she has an agenda. Of course she has a agenda. Her agenda could not be more clear. Force Bush to come out of hiding and explain to her and the American people why we are in Iraq, why we continue to be there, why we should not bring our troops home, what "noble cause" did her son die for, and etc. The problem for Bush is that he doesn't dare to explain why we are there because the explanation would basically be an admission of war crimes. There is absolutely no question about it. Bush/Cheney and the neocons are guilty of massive war crimes. The entire world knows it. Our own Senators and Congresspersons know it. Bush/Cheney and the neocons know it. The problem is not that we don't know about it, the problem is no one seems willing or able to do anything about it. With all elements of government controlled by Republicans, and with none of them with even one iota of honor or genuine patriotism, nothing can happen. Impeachment has to begin in the House. The House is controlled by Republicans, Republicans that so far have made it clear they care more about power and party than they care about the nation and its people. By now the situation in American politics has become so overwhelmingly corrupt it is not at all clear what could even be done about it - short of some kind of civil war or revolution.
Jack Abramoff has finally been indicted for bank fraud. He is a close buddy of DeLay. There doesn't seem to be much doubt about the behavior of this slimeball, not only with respect to bank fraud but other criminal acts as well. But no doubt like Ken Lay and the Enron scandal, by the time it plays out in court (if it even does) the principals will all be in their nineties and the consequences, if any, will be moot.
It also seems pretty clear that Pat Roberts, the Republican head of the intelligence committee, has gone out of his way to "fix" the intelligence in such a way as to exonerate the White House and shift the blame to Democrats and the CIA and/or FBI. Of course this says nothing about the Rove scandal, the Gannon/Guckert scandal, the Edmonds scandal, the energy scandal, the highway scandal, the national debt scandal, the environmental scandal, the 9/11 scandal, the medicare scandal, the energy scandal, and who knows what all else scandals. And, of course, the greatest scandal of all - Iraq. In spite of all this, which is all now pretty well known by anyone with a brain larger than a split pea, nothing is being done about it. Democrats do nothing. Republicans, who you might think might want to cure this cancer, do nothing. The American public does nothing.
I guess it must be true. You get the government you deserve.