Thursday, June 01, 2006

Bush's Lawless Administration Must End

Bush's stolen elections of 2000 and again in 2004 make his regime an illegitimate one. That is reason enough to impeach. But his crimes are compounded by Bushco's ongoing war against the rule of law and the American Constitution.

The Bush regime —among the most unpopular in American history —has simply become intolerable. Bush has made of the Presidency a rogue dictatorship exploited for the commission of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"When the forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law; peace is considered already broken."

— Ernesto "Che" Guevara, General Principles of Guerrilla Warfare
That precisely describes the situation. The time has come to organize for the purpose of bringing his lawless administration to an end.

Thomas Jefferson, I believe, wrote something very similar about that other King George and, according to Jefferson, it justified an armed insurrection against the illegal regime.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness"

—Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
Just how unpopular is Bush?

The results of a nationwide Harris Poll of 2,085 U.S. adults

...surveyed online by Harris Interactive® between May 9 and 16, 2006.

Specifically, this poll finds:
  • President Bush's rating on his handling of events in Iraq is currently 68 percent negative, 29 percent positive. This is virtually identical to March's ratings when, by 68 to 30 percent, U.S. adults gave the President negative marks. This remains the lowest measure for the president.
  • In this new poll, 43 percent of U.S. adults think that the situation for U.S. troops is getting worse, down three percentage points from the 46 percent who felt this way in March. Only 20 percent now think things are getting better, a slight improvement from 17 percent in March.
  • Six in 10 (61%) U.S. adults are not confident "that U.S. policies in Iraq will be successful." This has remained the same from March. Only 22 percent are confident about U.S. policies in Iraq; a slight improvement from March's 20 percent.
  • By 47 to 38 percent, a plurality of U.S. adults believes that "taking military action against Iraq" was the wrong thing to do. In March, a nearly identical 48 to 37 percent plurality also felt this way.
The Washington Post has this snapshot from Bush's quagmire and ongoing war crime in Iraq:

Iraq Is the Republic of Fear

Every morning the streets of Baghdad are littered with dozens of bodies, bruised, torn, mutilated, executed only because they are Sunni or because they are Shiite. Power drills are an especially popular torture device.[]

At first, the dominant presence of the U.S. military -- with its towering vehicles rumbling through Baghdad's streets and its soldiers like giants with their vests and helmets and weapons -- seemed overwhelming. The Occupation could be felt at all times. Now in Baghdad, you can go days without seeing American soldiers. Instead, it feels as if Iraqis are occupying Iraq, their masked militiamen blasting through traffic in anonymous security vehicles, shooting into the air, angrily shouting orders on loudspeakers, pointing their Kalashnikovs at passersby.

Today, the Americans are just one more militia lost in the anarchy. []

One is tempted to believe that Bush's strongest defense is the unimaginable scope of his crimes against man and nature. For quite a long time, the truth about Bush was not believed because it was beyond imagining. Now Bush has the converse working for him. His crimes exceed the ability of mere words to describe. Or as the Emperor Augustus said: words fail me.

I cannot write a complete history Bush's failures in Iraq, but, in the weeks to come, I will certainly try to outline them and provide referencing links. For those still supporting one of the most evil regimes in world history, I can only say: "The truth? You can't handle the truth!"

More developing news about ongoing U.S. atrocities against civilians in Iraq:

Pregnant woman shot dead by US soldiers in Iraq


05/31/06 ""-- -- US soldiers have shot and killed a pregnant Iraqi womanand her cousin while they were driving to a maternity hospital north of Baghdad.

Iraqi police said the two women were travelling to hospital in Samarra when their vehicle came under fire from the Americans.

The US military issued a statement today saying the shots were fired "to disable the vehicle" after it entered a clearly marked prohibited zone near a US observation post.

It said the car failed to stop despite repeated "visual and auditory signals" and the loss of life was "regrettable"...

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