Monday, July 10, 2006
Chernus on Karl Rove's Bedtime Stories for Americans
Leave it to Karl Rove to turn a Supreme Court decision, which essentially left the door open to charges of war crimes against BushCo, into a referendum on who is best at fighting 'turr.'
Let's pretend for a moment that the 'war on turr' is not bogus, and that Iraq is really a part of it.
How successful has Bush been?
Osama bin Laden remains free and un-molested by anyone, let alone the U.S. government.
The U.S. is, now, the most despised nation on the planet.
Our leaders are not trusted around the world, because they have lied about the reason for invading and occupying Iraq.
Our flag, that so many are concerned might be desecrated by fire, is desecrated with the blood of innocents and no one knows why, to ths day.
The Iraqis do not want our troops there, and hate us with a passion. If the reason for war was anything other than war profiteering, it is a total failure.
One of Osama's stated goals is to bankrupt the U.S.. Take a look at the deficit and who owns America, and one must come to the conclusion that he is winning.
TomDispatch - Tomgram: Chernus on Karl Rove's Bedtime Stories for Americans:
Here's how a Washington Post piece soon after the Supreme Court's smack-down of the Bush administration's Guantanamo policies began:
'Republicans yesterday looked to wrest a political victory from a legal defeat in the Supreme Court, serving notice to Democrats that they must back President Bush on how to try suspects at Guantanamo Bay or risk being branded as weak on terrorism. As the White House and lawmakers weighed next steps, House GOP leaders signaled they are ready to use this week's turn of events as a political weapon.'