Saturday, September 16, 2006

This is your so-called president

This is your so-called president who looks like he is about to burst into a childish temper tantrum because some Senate Republicans refuse to give him what he wants: the White House plan to torture interrogate and detain suspects in the so-called "War on Terror."

"The information the Central Intelligence Agency has obtained by questioning men like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks) has helped disrupt terrorist plots, including planned strikes inside the United States and on a U.S. Marine base in East Africa, an American consulate in Pakistan and Britain's Heathrow Airport," Bush said.

Right, like the Miami plot where the plotters did not even know what they were doing? Like the plot to take down a busy bridge in New York with a blowtorch? the Holland Tunnel plot that violated the rules of physics? Like the anthrax killer, plot? O wait, never mind.

Bush is so intent in getting torture through that he would even compromise our national security!

Bush heatedly warned rebellious Republicans and other lawmakers Friday that CIA questioning of high-value terrorism suspects will end unless the rules are clarified on how far the interrogations can go.

To a mindless sheep Bush-supporter, this is proof that well the Man of God wants to follow the Geneva Conventions but he is only confused because the rules are so muddled and filled with grey areas. To the Bush supporter, this is proof that Bush is not a lawless president as we liberals and progressives charge. This is proof that Bush is looking out for us but he wants to do it right. He won't risk us violating international law so he would rather shut down the program. But to us, it is something utterly more sinister. Bush never cares about the law, he has 800 signing statements declaring his intentions not to follow certain parts of laws that Congress passes. What makes you think that he would follow the Geneva Conventions? As Buzzflash notes, how can the Geneva Conventions have clarity for every president, Republican or Democrat but not Bush? The wording has not changed and either Bush is admitting he's a complete dumbass who has miniscule reading comprehension ability (plausible considering he does not read or pretends to in order to appear intellectual) or that he is just using it as an excuse to show that he does not care (equally likely, I think it's a combination of the two).
A person who has never gone to war, a person who does not have to worry about his or her family going to war, and a person who sends people to war with no thought or self-doubting on whether Iraq had WMDs or not can never understand the next point John McCain made.

"Weakening the Geneva protections is not only unnecessary, but would set an example to other countries, with less respect for basic human rights, that they could issue their own legislative 'reinterpretations,'" McCain said in a statement released Friday. "This puts our military personnel and others directly at risk in this and future wars."

Bush does not have to worry about the terror of war ever reaching his family. He does not have to worry about one of his relatives coming home in a flag-draped coffin. He does not have to worry about the grief thousands of American families face over the deaths of their sons, daughters, wives, husbands, mothers, and fathers whose lives have been taken away prematurely. He does not have to worry about being orphaned, widowed, wondering how he would provide for his family. He does not have to worry about dreams of making it in life and starting families being thrown away like broken toys by a roadside bomb. These are people who were loved by their own families, people who wanted to start families of their own, people who will never see their newborn sons and daughters who were supposed to bring the utmost joy to their lives, people who wanted to defend their country and their families but were betrayed by an administration more interested in war-profiteering and spreading American hegemony in the Middle East. This is how he can be so gung-ho on torture in the name of protecting the American people. Only a chickenhawk like him and the other neo-cons can be so naive to think that our troops would not be subject to the very treatment we give to the inmates at Guantanamo and Abu Ghirab.

So can we not PLEASE identify Bush as the Manchurian candidate? He is willing to risk America's security if he doesn't get the Senators to go along with torture. He is willing to risk further irreparable damage to our reputation and further risk never being able to recover the good-will throughout the world we will need to work with other countries to bring terror suspects to justice. He constantly forgets Osama Bin Laden except when it comes to scaring the American people right before election time. He has not even tried to capture Osama and uses the excuse that he does not want to violate the sovereignty of a sovereign nation like Pakistan to go after Osama even though he violated Iraq's sovereignty to oust Saddam Hussein, the move Osama wanted to galvanize the Muslim world to his side. He has been willing to compromise national security in the name of reining in government spending with his Congress' refusal to fund port security until the 2006 midterm elections neared. He constantly refuses to hold Halliburton and KBR accountable for their abuses of our troops, whom he claims to support.

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