Monday, April 07, 2008

You Can't Handle the Truth

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Two truths denied by nation and media:
  1. Bush and Cheney are war criminals;
  2. 911 was an inside job.
In the meantime, unless something is done, Bush will have led this nation into another bloody, criminal war crime: an attack --possibly nuclear --upon Iran. It is the nature of evil that Bushco has compromised many otherwise good Americans now powerless to act because they have fallen into the spider's web.

As the US economy slips inexorably into a black hole from which they may be no escape, Bush plots another ruinous war. Some 232,000 jobs have been lost in the past three months and still the American people, the media, the Congress kowtows to the worst administration in American history. Nero is said to have fiddled while Rome burned. Deck chairs were re-arranged on the Titanic. Cowards whistle past grave yards. Americans cower in the suburbs.

The US Congress --both parties --have failed their Constitutional responsibilities and in doing so betrayed the nation. That includes every court and every judge who winked and nodded and re-wrote the laws disingenuously to accommodate the revolutionary criminals who have seized what seems now to be absolute power, absolute dictatorship, a 'Big Brother' of Orwellian imagination. Worst of all, it includes the American people, many of whom still support the junta. It also includes anyone still stupid enough to drive an SUV, still stupid enough to enrich the war mongering oil barons with gasoline purchases.
With the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War and the grim milestone of 4,000 US dead, the nation has been awash with news retrospectives on the war and speeches by politicians, mostly offering sanitized versions of what's transpired.


During the post-World War II trials at Nuremberg, the United States led the world in decrying aggressive war as “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Yet, Frontline and other mainstream US news outlets shy away from this central fact of the Iraq War: by invading Iraq without the approval of the UN Security Council and under false pretenses, the Bush administration released upon the Iraqi people “the accumulated evil of the whole” – and committed the “supreme” war crime.

--Robert Parry, When a great power goes mad

Because the American people, the Congress, the Democratic party, and most ominously, the media, have been all but deathly silent on the radical, criminal and illegitimate nature of this regime, Bush/Cheney will most surely take the nation into a ruinous war against Iran. And, again, it will be begun upon a campaign of fear and lies.

Parry especially singles out the US media, which he says cannot handle the implications of the Bush/Cheney conspiracy, namely, Bush and Cheney are war criminals --a fact that this blog confronted from its inception. Now, it is increasingly clear, that it was not only the war of Iraq that was begun upon the most evil of lies. It is the fact that 911 was an inside job is an even more disturbing truth the media cannot handle.
One failure is the lack of skepticism about the US government's explanation of 9/11. The other failure is the Democrats' refusal to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush for lying to the Congress, the American people, and the world and launching an invasion of Iraq based on deception and fabricated evidence.

--Jim Kirwan, The Failure To Confront

Sadly, no one in the running has confronted the truths America can't handle.
For seven years we've watched fiscal sanity, global responsibility and anything even remotely recognizable as presidential accountability go the way of the horse and buggy, but only now -- after the release of one poll showing that four out of five Americans may finally stop getting out of bed -- do the media huddle and pronounce things not so good. Washington, we have a problem.

Or most of us think so, anyway. Just most. The New York Times, for instance, presumably in search of a silver lining around the apocalypse, finds in its own polling results that we have arrived at "nearly a national consensus that the country faces significant problems" -- nearly, since there is still that 19 percent in extraordinary denial that "things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track."

There are two definitions of "consensus" -- unanimity or general agreement -- but when you get into the 80 percent+ range it would seem a distinction with no weighty difference. After all, a full four of that 19 actually said things are better off. And they said so, one assumes, just before their five o'clock feeding.

-P.M. Carpenter, John McCain's Democratic Deliverance?

Sure! We're on a wrong track! And there's no way off! Among the field of wannabes, the only one that should have gotten 'it' felt an inexplicable need to utter platitudes about that undisputed master of the meaningless platitude: Ronald Reagan! I have since forgiven Obama, but I had to hold my nose to do it.
if you were a high government official and watched as -- all in a couple of weeks time -- it is revealed, right out in the open, that you suspended the Fourth Amendment, authorized torture, proclaimed yourself empowered to break the law, and sent the nation's top law enforcement officer to lie blatantly about how and why the 9/11 attacks happened so that you could acquire still more unchecked spying power and get rid of lawsuits that would expose what you did, and the political press in this country basically ignored all of that and blathered on about Obama's bowling score and how he eats chocolate, wouldn't you also conclude that you could do anything you want, without limits, and know there will be no consequences? What would be the incentive to stop doing all of that?

--Glenn Greenwald

Unless there is a great awakening --and I don't see that happening in the land of faux and Fox --I don't see that happening. Fasten your seat belts and hang on. The flush down the toilet will be an interesting ride.

I repeat this for newcomers to this blog! A 'state of war' already exists between Bush/Cheney and the American people against whom Bush has waged treasonous war upon their persons, their rights embodied in the Constitution, Due Process of Law, the rule of law and international conventions to which the US is bound --whatever Bush may have uttered with his lying lips!

Down with this tyrant now!

Bobby Darin: A Simple Song of Freedom