Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A New Narrative!

For all the talk about building a permanent Republican majority, Dubya and Dick seem to have handled their tenure more like a crime spree than a planned campaign. Indeed, just as with the war there seems to have been the bare minimum of planning or consideration of consequences. It's more a matter of "Just keep moving; no going back."

In the aftermath of 9/11 the American narrative was more Memento than Pearl Harbor, but in the second term, it seems to have been less the Godfather than Thelma and Louise. We might wonder who the dumb one is, but then again we don't really have to.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Scooter and Graner: "Fall Guys"

Now that the Scooter Libby has been proven to be a not-very-credible perjurer and so, understandably is the stand-in for the whole Adminsitration's virtually unanimous crew of pathological liars, the juntas' apologists (like Fred Hiatt and Charles Krauthammer) are, true to form, staging a veritable Liars' Olympics of spin. One thing they are seizing upon like snapping turtles is the jurors' (rather Stockholm-syndromed) notion that Libby was somehow a "fall guy" -- who, in the propagandists' chutzpah-view thus deserves to be pardoned.

Scooter Libby was not a fall guy; he was a hatchet man. He was just the fool mean enough to relish the dirty work, and his picknose chickenshit superiors were happy to let him do it. Repeat after me: Scooter is to treason as Graner is to torture. There, isn't that simple.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What Will It Take, Rape Rooms and Death Camps?

Because short of that (and blow jobs) nothing else seems to be impeachable. Although various people around the country seem to think otherwise. This sort of thing is cropping up here and there:

We the people have the power -- and the responsibility -- to remove executives who transgress not just the law, but the rule of law.

The oaths that the President and Vice President take binds them to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." The failure to do so forms a sound basis for articles of impeachment.

The President and Vice President have failed to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution" in the following ways:

1. They have manipulated intelligence and misled the country to justify an immoral, unjust, and unnecessary preemptive war in Iraq.

2. They have directed the government to engage in domestic spying without warrants, in direct contravention of U.S. law.

3. They have conspired to commit the torture of prisoners, in violation of the Federal Torture Act and the Geneva Convention.

4. They have ordered the indefinite detention without legal counsel, without charges and without the opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention -- all in violation of U.S. law and the Bill of Rights.

When strong evidence exists of the most serious crimes, we must use impeachment -- or lose the ability of the legislative branch to compel the executive branch to obey the law.
George Bush' name. Bush has led our country to a constitutional crisis, and it is our responsibility to remove him from office.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Dick and W's Fecal Touch

Well let's see now, Florida's rigged election, Cheney's secret Energy Commision with all the oil and coal execs, Enron, the Clear Skies Program, the Snowflake Babies, that thing on 9/11 that 'Nobody could have predicted' -- except the many who did, Afghanistan/Osama, innumerable multibillion-dollar swindles by Halliburton, SAIC and many, many more, Gunatanamo, Iraq (and the WMD's, the Al Quaeda connection, the War That Will Pay For Itself, the Flowers for the Troops, Abu Grahib and many, many many more) Plamegate, Katrina, Iraq cont'd, the fired US Attorneys, Iraq cont'd, the deficit, the tax cuts for the wealthy, Iraq cont'd and cont'd, and now, Scooter Libby, one of the finest men Dick Cheney knows, convicted of four felonies in the coverup of the Junta's smear campaign. And we're going to let them go on running the country... why?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

We Need a Martyr, Send Dick to Fallujah

Let's see now, Dick Cheney goes to Afghantistan, perhaps hoping to catalyze the same sort of military triumph there he and his cronies have engineered for Iraq, and like magic the effect takes hold immediately! A suicide bomber kills a score of people at the gate of the base where The Grand Chanus is uh...holed up. The Taliban (Remember them? We were gonna smoke 'em out about five years ago.) claims credit.

Anyway, apparently on some blogs some people said rude or tasteless things, expressed regret that the VP had not met his end at the hands of the Islamofascists. Now the Reich Wingosphere is aflame with outrage. How dare they speak so irreverently of Dick ("Go Fuck Yourself") Cheney?!
But I'm betting that, in their shrivelled little-dick-sized hearts, Karl Rove and George Bush are very very very sorry Dick didn't buy the farm in such a fashion. What a diversion that would have been! What fuel for the jingo outrage so necessary to their impunity! Plus, they could have made Dick the author of everything unpopular about the junta, and so might have escaped some blame. Alas, Dick knows where all the bodies are buried and he's a bad man to cross, so there's no throwing him under the bus. At least not while he's alive.

I'm about convinced now that the fans of this administration are strong evidence of huge numbers of people who are ethically infantile, incapable of empathy or of critical self-consciousness. They literally have no shame. Dick Cheney and his partners are largely responsible, through their misdirections, derelictions, and deceptions, for the needless deaths of the thousands who died on 9/11, and the literally countless thousands of dead in Iraq, not to mention for the introduction of torture as part of American public policy, the abrogation of the Bill of Rights, inummerable defraudings of the taxpayer and assualts on the environment, and yet the people on the Right reserve their outrage for people with the bad taste to publicly express their quite reasonable and heartfelt loathing of the man.