Okay, let's hear it for the American Legion, all three million strong. They have come out against all dissent. There should be no anti-war demonstrations. No one should speak unkindly of our President and his goals (if, indeed, he has any real goals other than murder, arson, rape, and theft). If you dare to speak out against the "war" you are aiding and abetting the enemy, destroying the morale of our troops, and basically committing treason. Apparently the American Legion has not heard of the Bill of Rights or the Constitution of the United States. I gather the concept of free speech is totally beyond their comprehension. As far as I know they didn't specify any particular punishments for exercising your right of free speech. Perhaps we should re-establish the guillotine, or maybe boiling in oil, or how about the iron maiden or the rack. Sheesh!
Well, Bush is still going around the country babbling incessantly about "winning the war on terror." I thought people had agreed some time ago that winning a war on terror was an impossibility, given the nature of the case. I mean, who is going to sign the surrender terms? Especially if we seek out the terrorists one by one and destroy they all as Cheney recently claimed we would do? As terror is simply a means employed by all sorts of individuals and groups it can't really be defeated (unless, of course, you might literally hunt down terrorists one by one until you get them all, a task may somewhat difficult by the potentially millions and millions of individuals who could become terrorists). But reality has never entered into the thought of either Bush or Cheney.
Do you suppose we could somehow get Bush to drop 9/11 from his vocabulary? I'm not suggesting we could ever forget 9/11, but does he have to constantly refer to it every time he opens his mouth. Can't he get it through his tiny brain that we all now know that Iraq had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with 9/11? This is clearly in the range of telling a big lie often enough so that people will come to believe it. I don't believe it. I don't believe Bush even believes it unless he is even more demented that I think he is. Maybe he is, he seems to be pretty much out of touch with reality. And ha ha, even in a tiny town in Idaho he couldn't escape anti-war demonstrators. In Idaho! Think of that! The most Republican state in the union.
John Bolton has finally started his attack on the UN. He has proposed a mere 750 amendments to the changes that have already been suggested and are supposed to be finalized in the next 30 days. And he insists these all must be discussed immediately as there is so little time. Is that unreasonable? Not for Bolton and Bush/Cheney, whose most fervent desire to is rid themselves of this pesky international organization who won't always do their bidding. Yes siree, if you want to screw things up, John Bolton's the man for the job. And oh, yes, he threw a big bash and only invited reporters known to be sympathetic to the administration.
"Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful." Friedrich Nietzsche.