Monday, September 19, 2005

Condi the brainless

You remember Condi's statement to the effect that "nobody thought they would crash planes into buildings" (or some approximation of that). This statement after there had been years of predictions they would do just that. This goes along with Bush's recent statement, "nobody anticipated the levees would break" (again, an approximation). But Condi has outdone herself in her maiden address to the United Nations. Consider this excerpt:

"No cause, no movement and no grievance can justify the intentional killing of innocent civilians and noncombatants. This is unnacceptable by any moral standard."

She apparently actually said this. What does she think the Bush administration has been doing in Iraq? They attacked a sovereign nation that was no threat to the U.S. and boasted that "shock and awe" would make short work of the "war." So they dropped tons of bombs, including illegal cluster bombs, that killed hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians and noncombatants. They destroyed the entire city of Falluja, also killing innocent civilians and noncombatants, and it is well known that they have indiscriminately killed more innocents almost daily. How on earth could she have the gall to stand in front of the world and make such an absurd and stupid statement? You might think that someone who is supposed to be Secretary of State might actually have been aware of the total hypocrisy involved and how this would be received by others. But no, she just prattles on, apparently totally disconnected from reality just like Bush/Cheney and the others involved in this illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional "war."

It is estimated that rebuilding New Orleans will cost in the neighborhood of 200 billion dollars. Bush claims this can be done without raising taxes and, indeed, the Republicans are said to be going ahead to make previous tax breaks permanent and also eliminate the estate tax. They are also planning a large scale return to the moon and, I guess, trying to privatize the entire solar system, along with ambitions to democratize all of the as yet unknown inhabited planets. To accomplish this they are going to further cut domestic spending. Bush apparently knows as much about economics and reality as I know about astrophysics, namely, nothing. But be of good cheer, Bush is here with his sleeves rolled up and ready to vacation again soon.

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