I have had, and continue to have, a certain amount of respect for Bill Moyer. But I have to wonder where he has been for the past eight years. He has been making noises now for the past few days that the Iraq “war” was about oil, “after all.” Now either Bill has been AWOL on this issue for the past few years, or he knows better and is just now using it to get some attention. I know people can be accused of hindsight and all that, but, really, even I knew it was about oil, and I am a nobody living in a remote part of the U.S. If you remember, there were millions of people all around the world marching to protest the “war” with Iraq. No doubt there were many different motives for their marching. But there were hundreds carrying signs that said “no blood for oil.” What did Moyers think that was about? Similarly, although it was supposed to have been secret, it was well known that not only did Dick the Slimy have meetings with the oil Executives, but they were engaged in plotting how the Iraq oil fields would be split up among themselves. Moyers, being an excellent newsman, could not have been unaware of this. Whether everyone knew it was about oil or not, the ones that didn’t surely didn’t believe we were going to spread democracy to the Middle East. When in history did the U.S. ever export democracy (when there was not some ulterior motive)? Furthermore, it was well known that the Iraqis were sitting on what was believed to be the second largest untapped oil reserves on earth. The U.S. is the premier user of oil. Did anyone think these two things were unrelated? Of course not, unless they were so naïve as to be completely out of touch with reality. I don’t like to think of Bill Moyers as naïve, but I don’t know what to make of his apparent “hallelujah” experience, finding out just now that it was really about oil all the time. Of course it was about oil. It was about oil then, and it’s about oil now. That is all it was ever about. Never mind the crap about spreading democracy, WMD’s, getting rid of Sadam, or whatever. If Sadam had been playing ball with the oil giants as we wished he would still be there.
Similarly, what is all this nonsense about Obama being a politician, or “just another politician?” Obama served in the Illinois legislature. He ran for the U.S. Senate and won. What did anyone think he was, an electrical engineer? Of course he’s a politican, and a damn good one as it turns out. Figuring out that Obama is a politician is on a par with discovering that night follows day, or the sun rises in the east, or you have to put your pants on one leg at a time, or whatever.
Now we have had to put up with three days of the Brafia and the MSM accusing Obama of flip-flopping on Iraq. He has done no such thing. There is documentary evidence that proves beyond any doubt that he has been perfectly consistent on this issue from the beginning. But as the Brafia has nothing positive to offer about anything, they have to keep attacking Obama even when there is no factual basis for it. When did either facts or reality matter to the Brafia? So far Obama has been able to survive these malicious and unfounded claims against him, and he has even managed somehow to “keep his cool.” I guess the Brafia should ask their legal expect, Yoo, if the President has the authority to eat Obama’s children. You will recall that when asked if the President had the power to order someone’s children’s testicles crushed he declined to answer.
I guess it would be totally unprecedented if the Brafia and McCain would just give up now to save themselves further humiliation and embarrassment. I think they must have decided as all was lost they might as well let the old guy try it anyway. I take no pride or pleasure in pointing this out, but, truly, McCain is a pathetic excuse for a candidate. He has no consistent platform, changing his tune from day to day. He’s a terrible speaker. He lacks charisma. He seems to have to have his minders (Lieberman, Graham, and his wife) with him at all times. He has a history of adultery and a reputation for being extremely foul tempered. He’s trying to push policies that are opposed by a great majority of U.S. citizens. In short, he has nothing going for him. I cannot see how things can get any better for him. Obama is going to accept his party’s nomination in front of 75,000 people. Doesn’t that tell you something? There is nothing to look forward to if this one-sided contest continues except more months of roviating Obama, the Brafia has nothing else they can do. They should throw in the towel and get started on trying to ruin his Presidency, as they did Clinton’s, so they might have a chance in 2012. I think we should all be more alert this time and not let them get away with it. Let’s have four years of serious attempts to solve our very serious problems, not another four years of Whitewater and Monicagate. The Republican party destroyed itself when it became the Brafia. I think the next Attorney General may be more important than the President himself. Let us hope Obama selects him/her with care.
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice.
Max Nordau (1849 - 1923)