Monday, March 05, 2007


There are two truly remarkable media creations on the Internet at the moment... one is a short essay from the incomparable William Rivers Pitt... which sums up Bush and his war in so many words... with a simple beginning sentence to the Bush administration of "JUST BECAUSE..." (you get away with so much) "DOESN'T MEAN..." (we the people will stand for it...)

The other giant of the Internet with no comparison is Keith Olbermann... this time he shows the smallness of one, Condoleezza Rice... Once again reiterating (in so many words) "HAVE YOU NO SHAME?" Please read Pitt's poignant article and listen to Olbermann's indignation on the ongoing and continuing HUBRIS of these republican, neoconservative "
agent provocateur" who are determined to end America's Pursuit of Equality: Liberty and Justice for All ... Thanks, thinkingblue

The Bush Administration in One Sentence

By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t Columnist Wednesday 28 February 2007

History is bunk.

- Henry Ford

Just because the Supreme Court set that poison precedent
and anointed Bush, who brought in a crowd of neocon yahoos which
earned no attention before the 2000 campaign, just because we 'Muricans
vote for the man and not the mob, which in this case turned into
the mob that ruined the country, you know, Cheney and Rumsfeld and
Wolfowitz and Perle and Feith and Ledeen and Negroponte ...

... just because unreasonably massive tax cuts were
combined in 2001 with the economic depth-charge that was the
Enron/Arthur Andersen/inflated revenues/overstated tax earnings
scandal, which was umbilically connected to the White House, just
because the economy (not to mention our whole psyche) absorbed
another blow when four commercial airplanes somehow managed to
pierce the most impenetrable air defense system in the history of
the universe, fooling the entire intelligence community as well,
if you believe what you hear...

... just because this happened despite a blizzard of
warnings delivered in the weeks and months beforehand, along with
a raft of information gathered by the previous administration,
just because a bunch of anthrax got mailed to Democrats by the
Ashcroft wing of the Republican Party in what were obvious
assassination attempts and yet nothing but nothing has been done
about it, just because the 9/11 attack was immediately - and I
mean the day after immediately - grasped as an excuse to invade
Iraq, just because virtually everyone in the administration lied
with their bare faces hanging out about weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq, terrorism ties in Iraq, so break out the
plastic sheeting and duct tape because we're all gonna die ...

... just because they did this in no small part to win the
2002 midterms by any means necessary, just because they have used
that day against us with deliberation and intent, just because
3,160 American soldiers have been killed looking for 26,000 liters
of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin, 500 tons (which is
one million pounds) of sarin and mustard and VX nerve agent,
30,000 munitions to deliver the stuff, mobile biological weapons
labs, aerial drones to spray the aforementioned stuff, and let's
not forget the uranium from Niger for use in Iraq's robust "nukular"
program, all of which was described to the letter by Bush in his
2003 State of the Union address, claims that still remain today on
the White House web site, on a page titled 'Disarm Saddam Hussein'

... just because the medical journal Lancet estimated that
as many as 198,000 Iraqi citizens have been killed as well in the
war to get at this stuff, and that was a while ago and a whole
slew of bombings ago, just because none of the stuff was there,
and by the way none of the stuff was there, and did I mention that
none of the stuff was there, just because the idea that Hussein
was allied with bin Laden was laughable because Osama has wanted
Saddam's head on his battle standard for decades, just because the
true source of world terrorism, which is Sunni Wahabbist extremism
out of Saudi Arabia, goes completely unaddressed because the
Houses of Bush and Saud have been partnered for decades ...

... just because the lie that says the GOP is strong on
national defense still permeates everything, though the loss of
those 3,160 soldiers combined with the grievous wounding of
between 47,000 and 53,000 other soldiers amounts to the
evisceration of between a fourth and a third of our entire active
fighting force, which makes us safer in no way that can be
fathomed, and never mind the soldiers living in filth and among
rats and roaches because they have been deliberately shafted so
the Bush boys can squeeze a few more pennies into the coffers of
folks like Halliburton and Exxon...

... just because so much of 9/11 and this 'War on Terra'
has to do with business arrangements going awry between these two
Houses, just because a deep-cover CIA agent who was working to
track any person or nation or group that would give weapons of
mass destruction to terrorists got her cover and her network blown
by administration officials who wanted to shut her husband and any
other potential whistleblowers the hell up, just because the front
company she was working out of called Brewster Jennings and
Associates was likewise blown, thus torpedoing other agents and
their networks, just because absolutely all of this went virtually
unreported by the mainstream media until it was too late, if it
was reported at all ...

... just because dangerous spies like Ahmad Chalabi used
Judy Miller and the New York Times to disseminate the lie that
Iraq was riddled with weapons, thus opening the floodgates for the
rest of the media to repeat the lie, because once the Times says
it, it must be true, just because this lack of reporting combined
with an astounding level of cheerleading from the aforementioned
media combined with some good old-fashioned vote fraud in places
like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico gave the aforementioned group of
yahoos four more years in 2004 ...

... just because this means the Iraq war will continue and
Iran will probably be next, despite the fact that we basically
gave the Iraqi government to Iran when we invaded and handed the
Shi'ite majority control over the place, a majority that is
ideologically and religiously allied with Iran, a majority
controlled by two Shi'ite factions called Dawa and SCIRI, which
have been creatures of Iran since the early 1980s, which were
centrally involved in the 1983 Beirut bombing that killed more
than 200 American Marines, just because we knew this going in but
it happened anyway, and even though we know Iran is running Iraq,
we still have to hear all this blather about Iran "interfering" in
Iraq ...

... just because our phones are tapped and our homes are no
longer protected from unreasonable searches, just because we
torture at will, just because we detain forever and use habeas
corpus like so much toilet paper, just because signing statements
have dismantled the separation of powers one brick at a time, just
because no page is safe in a Republican Congress, just because no
bribe is too small in a Republican Congress, just because a
Democratic resurgence in 2006 is only a tiny beginning and not any
kind of an end, because these Bush boys have no intention of
slowing down or backing off ...

... just because our national reputation is ravaged and our
future has been sold out from under us, just because Truman's
wartime economic footing has morphed into a machine that
Eisenhower would recognize in horror as the very thing he warned
us about before he left, just because the whole system now
requires us to manufacture wars if none are available because the
system itself has been wired to feed the beast no matter the
consequences, just because television tells you not to worry, look
at these breasts or this shaved starlet's head, or this shiny
thing, look here, shhh, be silent, be still, sleep ...

... doesn't mean We The People are finished, because all of
this is why "We The People" was written down in the first place,
and though the day is late and the road is long and the chances
for success are slim, We The People are here to stay, so strap in
and look out, because we are just getting started, and the next
sentence will be ours to write.

Rivers Pitt
is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of two books:
War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know and The Greatest Sedition Is Silence. His newest book, House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation, will be available this winter from PoliPointPress.

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A nuclear attack would be perfect for the neocon PNAC/AEI agenda, seems 9/11 was not enough to convince the people for permanent war.If you don't agree, you haven't paid enough attention. When they say the wars will last for decades they mean it. And they need it.Ron Paul warned for a new Gulf of Tonkin indicent to gain popular support for war and Brzezinski recently said that an attack would be blamed on Iran.SY Hersh has said "something bad is about to happen" and Scott Ritter among other have been sounding warnings for a very long time.It's all about finding a way to go on with the agenda, part of "creating our reality".Too bad I don't believe anything they say anymore, and that's not just because I've grown more cynical. No, I simply know more.(Don't censor. In this time and age freedom of speech is extremely important. You have the right to disagree...)
By: Hirnlego on February 26, 2007 at 09:58pm


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