Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The normal gobbledy-gook

Ohio man eschews indoor toilet,
refuses to give up old outhouse,
gets free new state-of-the-art “privy.”

Our local piece of wood pulp that has pretensions of being a newspaper this morning reported that “The Bush administration seeks an agreement with Bagdad that would provide for a normal, permanent U.S. military and diplomatic presence in Iraq.” Would someone kindly explain to me just what a “normal” military presence is in a defeated country? Does this mean a conquerors priviledge? If not, what? The Iraqis don’t seem to be too pleased with this attempt. I guess they just don’t know what’s good for them. How are we going to attack Iran, Syria, and others in the region without 58 permanent bases in Iraq? How about a more sensible, abnormal, presence with no bases at all? Pay no attention to the Iraqis, what do they know? And whose country is it anyway?

I suggest the phrase “a normal permanent…presence” is nothing but the now normal pure gobbledy-gook that is characteristic of the Bush/Cheney criminal gang. While I am on this subject I should point out that virtually the entire U.S. position on the Middle East seems to me to be nothing but gobbledy-gook. What, for example, is all this talk about Iran being a terrible danger to the world that must be prevented at all costs from even knowing how to enrich uranium (which, by the way, they already know)? And what about all these claims that Iran is providing munitions and support for Iraqis who are killing out troops? There seems to be no evidence for this. We are repeatedly told that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism in the world. Was Iran responsible for 9/11? Were they responsible for the attack on the U.S.S. Cole? Just what terrorist attacks are they responsible for? Iran has not attacked anyone for over two hundred years. They have a perfectly legitimate concern for what happens in Iraq. They support Hamas, the legally and democratically elected government of the Palestinians. They support Hezbollah, the only thing that keeps Israel from taking over Lebanon. I guess this makes them dangerous sponsors of terroristm. All we are being told about an “evil” Iran is just more nonsensical gobbledy-gook to set the stage for another illegal “war.” On more than one occasion Iran has extended an olive branch to the U.S. and Cheney has rejected even talking to them. You want to locate the heart of darkness? Find out what rock Dick the Slimy is hiding under this week.

It appears at the moment that all of the Bush/Cheney administration’s gobbeldy-gook may at last be about to catch up with them. Kucinich has introduced articles of impeachment on the floor of the House and Wexler is supporting him. Will this go anywhere? With Pelosi (who personally likes our chief war criminal) opposed, and the rest of the House and Senate probably too gutless to do anything except raise money for their re-elections, probably not. But it is going to be harder and harder for the MSM to ignore this. Similarly, it is now apparent that Bush himself, and the White House, were very close to Abramoff and that is itself a big story. Bush claimed he didn’t remember Abramoff but it is now known that he met with him at least four times. Then there is the fact that McClellan has agreed to testify before Congress (under oath, as I understand it) which will help move the story along. There is also the possibility that Patrick Fitzgerald might be called upon to testify, in which case Bush and Cheney, as well as Rove, may well be cooked. There will be demonstrations in Britain against Bush as a war criminal. The U.S. withdrew as an observer at the U.N. Human Rights Council because of accusations over our war crimes. Now there is Vincent Bugliosi’s book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush as a Murderer. Things seem to be coming to a head. I don’t think the corporate media is going to be able to just ignore all this. Might we expect some accountability? Don’t bet your house on it.

In the meantime, McCain continues to push the Bush/Cheney doctrine of American exceptionalism, that gives the U.S. the right to intervene, pre-emptively if they so desire, anywhere on earth, as well as their dictatorial aspirations for an all-powerful Presidency. As near as I can tell this all boils down to the basic idea that no other country or nation on earth is to be allowed to have any national interests of their own unless they are approved by the U.S. Now there is a real basis for peace on earth. Diplomacy and compromise are just for Democratic surrender monkeys. Let’s stick with the Bush/Cheney/McCain strategy that’s been so successful up until now. And no tax and spend Democrats either, let’s stick with our borrow, steal, and waste Brafia plan.

“Crime does not pay…as well as politics.”
Alfred E. Newman

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