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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

America sinks to a new low (PLEASE read the WHOLE THING)

America wants to be on top. Americans want our country to be the best we can be, to be a shining example to the rest of the world. Instead, of being on top, we’ve sunk to new lows by having bush as president. I won’t even dignify his name by capitalizing the b. For seven long years now, we have been ruled by a dictator who is worse than Saddam ever was made out to be. America is still a great country but our government has got to take action and soon, to stop the insanity at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Everyone says, “Oh, just wait it out, he’ll be gone by Jan 09.” I personally don’t think we CAN wait that long. That’s 18 months too long to wait. You know, the only reason Clinton’s impeachment took so long was because there was support on both sides, so everyone drug their feet. REALISTICALLY an impeachment need not take so long. REALISTICALLY we can have him out of office in pretty short order. Certainly a short enough time to where the remaining time before Jan 09 can be spent with some sort of peace and civility.

Lets face some hard facts here. The criminality of the bush family started even before pappy bush was president. It started even before the assassination of JFK. To the best of anyone’s knowledge it started with bush’s grand pappy being Hitler’s banker. From there, poppa bush took over and knows in great detail who killed JFK. Jim Garrison, the New Orleans D.A. proved in court that the CIA was involved in the killing, yet the jury was bought off. Who was the CIA station chief in Dallas on that fateful day? George bush SR. was the chief that day, so if the CIA WAS involved, certainly he had a hand in the killing. All the bush brothers have been in trouble, and prez bush has done drugs, got DUIs, went AWOL from military service and YET, professes to be a man who doesn’t care what others think, he’s going to do what’s right for America. Well isn’t THAT special? Since when is making yourself (and your butt buddies) above the law, what’s right for America?

I have only heard ONE kernel of truth escape from that man’s lips in the 7 yrs he’s been in office. He said no one in his administration tortures enemy combatants. Well he’s partly right. The abuse and torture of detainees was not done by his administration or his military. It was done by his mom’s prison guards. Betcha didn’t know his mom is a major stockholder in the largest chain of privatized prisons in the world. I’m sure that some of her guards are former CIA, Mercenaries, and ex military. They would certainly be brutal enough to commit the torture. AND they’re not government employees, which basically makes bush’s statement true; if you look at it at face value.

We all know that the Arabs are big slave traders as well as having close ties to terrorism. They’re a very brutal bunch, and yet they’re welcomed with open arms, holding hands and kissing the bush’s at every opportunity. I have no doubt that one reason we can’t find bin laden and why the Saudi Royal family visits Crawford Texas so often is that bush has bin laden stashed there on the ranch.

Bush has declared himself immune from war crime tribunals. Hmm…..I wonder why? And I wonder if he really is, if anyone pushed the issue hard enough.

We have two, very brave Border Patrol Agents doing hard time in prison for shooting a dope smuggler, who has been caught again at least 2 times since then smuggling drugs, and bush refuses to commute their sentence or pardon them. Yet he’ll commute the sentence of a convicted aid to his VP who committed an act that could have led to the death of a CIA operative.

This is a president who is out of control, who flaunts the law, who lies every time his lips move, and Americans are letting him get away with it. We don’t trust our government, but we won’t do anything to improve it either. We’re afraid and just plain lazy. We have this, “Ahh whatever” attitude about government, because we can no longer unify as one voice and say enough is enough.

Well enough IS enough, and I call on every American to NOT do as Senator Joe Biden said and flood the White House with calls, but let every American instead, flood the offices of every Senator and Congressman, whether it be from their district or not, with calls demanding immediate impeachment.

Senator Thompson, don’t even think about running for president, stick to acting in Die Hard movies and Law and Order. And Mayor Rudy Giuliani, drop out of the race. After your comments today, you and Senator Thompson have clearly shot yourselves in the foot. What follows is taken from CNN, and it is comments from various people on what bush did today. If that many influential people can rip dubya a new one, so can all of us by calling upon every elected official in D.C. to take down the bush regime.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Following are reactions to President Bush’s announcement Monday that he has commuted the sentence of former vice presidential chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby:

Melanie Sloan, legal counsel to Joe and Valerie Wilson “First, President Bush said any person who leaked would no longer work in his administration. Nonetheless, Scooter Libby didn’t leave office until he was indicted and Karl Rove works in the White House even today. More recently, the vice president ignored an executive order protecting classified information, claiming he isn’t really part of the executive branch. Clearly, this is anadministration that believes leaking classified information for political ends is justified and that the law is what applies to other people.”

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, and presidential candidate “This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. This is exactly the kind of politics we must change so we can begin restoring the American people’s faith in a government that puts the country’s progress ahead of the bitter partisanship of recent years.”

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York “As Independence Day nears, we are reminded that one of the principles our forefathers fought for was equal justice under the law. This commutation completely tramples on that principle.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada“The President’s decision to commute Mr. Libby’s sentence is disgraceful. Libby’s conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq War. Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone. Judge Walton correctly determined that Libby deserved to be imprisoned for lying about a matter of national security. The Constitution gives President Bush the power to commute sentences, but history will judge him harshly for using that power to benefit his own Vice President’s Chief of Staff who was convicted of such a serious violation of law.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California “The President’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence does not serve justice, condones criminal conduct, and is a betrayal of trust of the American people. The President said he would hold accountable anyone involved in the Valerie Plame leak case. By his action today, the President shows his word is not to be believed. He has abandoned all sense of fairness when it comes to justice, he has failed to uphold the rule of law, and he has failed to hold his Administration accountable.”

Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, presidential candidate “Last week Vice President Cheney asserted that he was beyond the reach of the law. Today, President Bush demonstrated the lengths he would go to, ensuring that even aides to Dick Cheney are beyond the judgment of the law. It is time for the American people to be heard — I call for all Americans to flood the White House with phone calls tomorrow expressing their outrage over this blatant disregard for the rule of law.”

Former Sen. John Edwards, presidential candidate“Only a president clinically incapable of understanding that mistakes have consequences could take the action he did today. President Bush has just sent exactly the wrong signal to the country and the world. In George Bush’s America, it is apparently okay to misuse intelligence for political gain, mislead prosecutors and lie to the FBI. George Bush and his cronies think they are above the law and the rest of us live with the consequences. The cause of equal justice in America took a serious blow today.”

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, presidential candidate“It’s a sad day when the President commutes the sentence of a public official who deliberately and blatantly betrayed the public trust and obstructed an important federal investigation,” said Governor Richardson. “This administration clearly believes its officials are above the law, from ignoring FISA laws when eavesdropping on US citizens, to the abuse of classified material, to ignoring the Geneva Conventions and international law with secret prisons and torturing prisoners.

There is a reason we have laws and why we expect our Presidents to obey them. Institutions have a collective wisdom greater than that of any one individual. The arrogance of this administration’s disdain for the law and its belief it operates with impunity are breathtaking.

Will the President also commute the sentences of others who obstructed justice and lied to grand juries, or only those who act to protect President Bush and Vice President Cheney?”

Former GOP Sen. Fred Thompson, likely presidential candidate "I am very happy for Scooter Libby. I know that this is a great relief to him, his wife and children. While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the President’s decision. This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life.

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, presidential candidate“Today’s decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. This case arose from the Administration’s politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies. Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House’s efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, presidential candidate“After evaluating the facts, the President came to a reasonable decision and I believe the decision was correct.”