Since this Asshat never did any time in the military, he doesn’t realize that this proposal scares the shite out of the troops. There asses will be tortured ALL OVER THE GLOBE if we break yet another treaty because the president (no I will NOT capitalize it while bonehead’s still in office) deems it inconvenient. Torture a person and you can get them to tell you the Holocaust never happened. They’ll tell you they were whatever you needed them to be. Torture is the single LEAST effective tactic (HIGHLY UNRELIABLE, not to mention morally corrupt!) anyone has in questioning people. There are times when this country has stooped to that level and I’m sure whoever did it thought they were justified at the time, but the momentary gain (if any) causes irreparable damage to this country’s international reputation and moral superiority (the thin shell we cling to when dealing in international matters), which is already looking really bad with King George throwing his weight around and demanding everything without compromise. I seriously doubt that Colin Powell quit cause he was ready to. He quit cause they went around him to declare dibs on the oil (I mean WAR) with Iraq. They STRAIGHT OUT LIED ABOUT al qaeda’s “phantom friendship” with Hussein and let Osama go through the passes and escape Tora Bora by bribing his way across the border through the local leaders sent in to get him (rather than American troops WHO WERE RIGHT THERE). They lied about the war and the forgotten WMD’s, let Osama go (so they could justify an extended no bid game of contracts to make their friends rich), and I believe they did it intentionally for the second term fight. They manipulated and buried the Downing street memo in favor of the 2 or three pieces of intelligence that falsely stated WMD’s and they knew it.
My real question is this: How do they look at themselves every day in the mirror (talking about the Neo-CONS now) and not die from the blinding Hypocrisy that stares back?!! How do they justify legally impeaching a man for lying about a Blow Job and support a man who think tens of thousands of foreign lives and 3000+ American lives wasted, to make the upper 7000 richest families of this nation richer, is completely acceptable!?!? I am ashamed every time I look and read the news. We broke with the Kyoto Accord because it would cut into oil profits, we broke with the United Nations (which effectively turned them into the shadow of the League of Nations leaving them ridiculing us and being completely ineffective) because cowboy king george had a bone to pick and money to make. We ignored the most learned people in international society (The UN Inspection team), alienated our “allies” (who were that cause they were browbeaten into supporting the allied good even if it was with a marginal token of troops), threatened innocent lives with a blind excuse of rampant nationalism, and now are trying to ask to break the holy grail of all treaty’s, the Geneva Convention, which, by the way, was create SPECIFICALLY!!!!!!!! To ban torture and ensure humane treatment to POW’s.
This ad-menstruation has turned the bill of rights into a joke, they end run around the Judiciary checks and balances (which is precisely why there are THREE distinct branches of Government in this Nation). They have the run of Congress and still won’t raise the minimum wage as it will hurt the BIG companies too much (yet senators and Representatives have complete health care for the rest of their lives and a guaranteed wage increase at least twice that of the standard rate of inflation). They gut national health care and shame the poor into working for Wal-Mart (which doesn’t pay overtime and won’t let anyone who is hourly work more than 25-30 hours per week so as to be able to label them as Part-Time employees thusly denying them ANY HEALTH CARE) who also teaches their employees how to apply for welfare and medical assistance because 50% of the work force is at or below the national poverty level!
In effect, the past 6 years (the last 4 have been especially negative, hello Republican congress) have been the worst for this nation’s supposed equality, skyrocketing inflation, oil monopoly and over-gouging price fixing (while STILL being heavily subsidized by tax dollars regardless of the LARGEST RECORD BREAKING PROFITS OF ALL TIME!!!!), no-bid contract abuse, filthy political games which hurt and kill Americans and others, and the inception of acceptable fascism in a democracy all wrapped in the American flag and forced down our throats. This country has become seriously top heavy and as every seagoing person knows, this is the single biggest lead in to capsizing.
Every nation in history has come to their zenith only to be brought down by corrupt rulers and the inevitable polarization of wealth. EVERY NATION! EVERY EMPIRE! EVERY TIME! We have precious little time to get george off the helm and to right this sinking ship. This may have once been the greatest nation in the world, but the greed is starting to erode the caulking on the hull and we are listing badly to the right.
The real problem is the full steam ahead mentality demanded by corporate America, the government’s bedfellows, and the fact that none of them, not one, believes in icebergs. America can be the greatest country in the world, but even the greatest country can go astray and become a graveyard.
Remember, the Titanic was also unsinkable.