Taking a breather here between David’s radiation and chemo. So finally had time to catch up on the news a bit. Crikey! Did you know that George W. Bush lies? That he then lies some more? And then lies about his lies? Hard to believe of a U.S. president whose lapel sports the American flag, I know, but there you have it.
It started for me this morning when I picked up the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Above the fold: A full-color photo of a dead deer and a butcher, who was preparing to gut it and carve up its flesh. Local touch. Very Minnesota. Oy! Okay, turns out it’s a story about Minnesota’s venison donation program. Even so . . .
Way down at the bottom of the page is a 4 X 5-inch lead to a story that's buried inside the section. It's headlined “U.S. backtracks on Iran: Nuclear arms drive shelved.” Subhead: “Bush’s WWIII warning undercut; so is drive for sanctions.” More!
Hello? What’s wrong with this MSM decision about most important news du jour? I could just scream. Really.
Well, after I vented some about that, I turned to the net to find out about Junior’s presser this morning. That little boob just never quits, does he? Monday’s National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released by the U.S. GOVERNMENT (hello?), said that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons initiative four years ago and isn’t likely to be able to ramp up again until at least 2010.
“Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous and Iran will be dangerous if they have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon,” says Junior. “What’s to say they couldn’t start another covert nuclear weapons program.”
Here’s a question I have. If your nation were in the crosshairs of, oh, say, the United States and Israel, and if it was becoming more clear by the moment that they were looking for excuses to obliterate you, would you seek to defend yourself? Now don’t get excited. I’m not advocating for nuclear proliferation in Iran or anywhere else for that matter. But I have a really hard time understanding how it is that America is entitled to trump up excuses for waging unilateral, unprovoked, immoral warfare anyplace it decides to do so. And it occurs to me that is only under the reign of George II that this has reached its zenith.
Questions beget questions. Here’s another. What is more dangerous than Iran with “the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon”? Answer: George W. Bush and Company in search of another mission to accomplish. Notches on the belt. Afghanistan, trashed. Iraq, trashed. Next up: Iran.
And here’s what I foresee. Democratic Congress-critters will speak out strongly against ratcheting up pressure on Iran. Against the possibility of launching an attack. But when push comes to shove, they will tumble into Bush’s sea of doublespeak like so many lemmings. Again.
America is being systematically dismantled by BushCo, even in these months of BushCo’s death throes. The press will not speak up for America. Our legislators will not speak up for America. The church does not speak up for America. Presidential candidates do not speak up for anything that could possibly endanger their milquetoast middledom. Those few folks who do speak up for America are labeled kooks and wackos.
Anyone besides me fed up and rising??