Let me put this out there in case there’s been too much subtlety at the Clothesline.
I do not trust George W. Bush. I do not trust BushCo. I do not trust legislators who have aligned themselves with BushCo. Generally speaking, I do not trust people who voted for Bush and I do not trust that shrinking number of people who continue to support him.
It is naïve to say that this administration serves its own agenda and that what happens to America is collateral damage. No. I believe that an essential part of BushCo’s agenda is quite specifically its calculated and concerted effort to damage our country in order to seize control. To that end, they have for all practical purposes waged war on the U.S. Constitution, Congress, the judiciary, the United States treasury, civil and human rights, Social Security, health care and immigration, and checks and balances, for starters.
I believe that BushCo can fairly be labeled a terrorist organization. Click for more. Unfortunately, I'm serious.
Merriam-Webster online defines terrorism this way:
- 1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
BushCo has infiltrated our country and our government. Its members do not wear masks. They brazenly identify themselves with U.S. flag pins on their lapels. They hide their malfeasance under a cloak of invisibility and they operate in utmost secrecy.
BushCo has attempted for six years to control Americans by sowing and growing seeds of fear and mistrust. In so doing, they have attempted to divert our attention from the fact that it is the seed-sowers who are the most dangerous players in this most dangerous game-that's-not-a-game.
Yesterday’s presidential press conference underscored all of this. (Full disclosure: I didn’t watch. I confess that I cannot bear the sight and sound of the current president of the United States. And so I rely on transcripts after the fact.)
George W. Bush once again connected his make-believe dots between 9/11 and virtually everything that has happened since then or that may happen going forward. He is the master of post hoc fallacy (post hoc ergo propter hoc, i.e., after this, therefore because of this).
Once again, he trotted out the Saddam Hussein meme. He brandished the spectre of al Qaeda. I read somewhere that he spoke the name of that group 30-some times.
“Al Qaeda wants to hurt us here. That’s their objective,” said Bush. “The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th and that’s why what happens in Iraq matters to the security here at home.” May I point out that the United States is also about the business of bombing innocent people in Iraq?
He spoke of “radicals and extremists who want to impose their dark vision on people throughout the world,” and it took me a moment to realize he was not talking about himself.
He dissed the United States Congress and along with that, checks and balances, saying, “I don’t think Congress ought to be running the war. I think they ought to be funding our troops.”
He said, “Their (al Qaeda’s) objective is to impose their vision on the world.” Hmmm. Speck in the eye, George?
He suggested that to leave Iraq means that America thereby becomes isolationist. More woo-woo dots.
He totally blew off public opinion polls.
The same man who proclaimed he could see into Vladimir Putin’s sainted soul tells us that he implicitly trusts General David Petraeus, implying that we should go forth and do likewise. Now I’m not saying Petraeus = Putin, but I believe the instincts of George W. Bush have been called into question countless significant ways over time.
He warns us that any withdrawal now is precipitous. Four years and hundreds of thousands dead and maimed. Precipitous. Only to someone who has sold his soul.
And finally, after all these years of pounding Americans with the concept of a burgeoning al Qaeda menace, George W. Bush said, “Because of the actions we have taken, al Qaeda is weaker today than they would have been. They are still a threat. They are still dangerous. . . . Al Qaeda is dangerous for the American people.”
Then George W. Bush declared himself an idealist, a realist, and an alternative ideologist.
I declare him monumentally dangerous.