Senator Barack Obama has caught some interestingly illogical heat from "conservative" reds for saying "I understand that President Musharraf has his own challenges. But let me make this clear. There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out anal Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will." So let me get this straight. Senator Obama wants to hunt down the terrorists where they train, where it is believed bin laden lives, and in a country that is providing safe haven by, at the very least, turning a blind eye. One of the reasons the pundits for bush and his war of choice in Iraq are using is "Pakistan has weapons of mass destruction" that could take the form of a "mushroom cloud". Do they not even realize how their logic is so blatantly wrapped around partisanship? But why should their logic follow through on foreign policy?
Imagine if President William Jefferson Clinton evoked his executive privilege when he was asked under oath about an extra marital affair? When the then red lead congress subpoenaed his aides about the extra marital affair or the real estate deal from when the President was the Governor of Arkansas, did Clinton evoke executive privilege? What would those who back the failure-in-chief's use of executive privilege to keep documents and testimony of his legal counsel, his chief political advisor and his former chief of staff, pertaining to the politicization of the Justice Department and the Federal Judiciary, from the US Congress and the American People have said if Clinton had? Here's a taste of that hypocrisy. But again why am I surprised that the logic coming from the "pro-life"/pro death penalty clan (pun intended) doesn't follow from one issue to another?
The "clown" in Our White House is number two (pun intended) in the race to become the most disliked president in history, and still most reds in congress are afraid to confront him. Speaking of Congress, did you know they refused to take their raise until they got a huge number of Americans their first raise in a decade? And another twisted truth concerning congress is their poll numbers. Congress's low poll numbers are not a good sign for republicans in congress, as some may spin it. It is a statement from the American Public to Congress that says "You are not moving quickly or strongly enough! Stand up to this president! Change the direction that he and those before you have placed Us in, and get us the Hell out of Iraq!"
The inconsistencies seem too numerous to mention.
Fiscal "conservatives" voted for a biggest increase in non-defense spending since OD (original dick). Those against "big government" are for the warrant less wiretapping of American citizens. The ones that say a government run universal health care system will make it so you can't go to whatever doctor you want to, do so without saying that the current private sector run system does that already. They warn against the bureaucracy in a government run health care system that guarantees the entire US population without acknowledging the bureaucracy that already exists in the bottom line, profit deal system where no one is guaranteed coverage.
The workers of this Country are told that they have a strong work ethic and that's why they work at least forty hours a week, have multiple jobs, get maybe two weeks vacation, and are worried about their retirement. While the unions, built to protect worker rights (40 hour work week, overtime, etc.), are demonized, major corporations are given the same benefits as "small business owners". Companies are being allowed, without the slightest penalty, to move their factories and jobs to foreign lands where there are no labor laws at all. Not to mention major corporations getting away with not paying taxes for years.
The same people who are coming down on NY Governor Spitzer for his aides using state police for political reasons have little or nothing to say about the top law enforcement official in the Country committing perjury to hide his being a political tool (pun intended).
I've heard people, dismayed by rupert murdoch's purchase of the wall street journal, talk about how they can't wait to go out and fund it by seeing the Simpsons movie. Oh wait, maybe I should scratch that one.
When it comes down to it, the "news" media has been reduced to sellers of soap. A well informed and/or educated citizenry is not as important to them as Nielsen ratings, advertising revenue, and their bottom line. The president's top political advisor has been subpoenaed, baghdad is getting one hour of electricity a day, the war of choice in Iraq may cost One Trillion ($1,000,000,000,000.00) and what's everyone talking about? They're talking about rich drunk blonds and overpaid baseball players. The "greatest nation in the world" kept in the dark and reduced to a mere consumer herd striving only for money and the material things that prove its existence.
It doesn't have to be like this. But we're going to have to stand up to change it.
Here's a snippet of Senator Dennis Kucinich questioning rummy:
"Was there a Department of Defense press strategy with respect to the war?" the Ohio Senator asked.
"If there was, it obviously wasn't very good," Rumsfeld quipped back.
The Rumsfeld remark drew Kucinich's ire.
"Well you know maybe it was very good because you actually covered up the Tillman case for awhile, you covered up the Jessica Lynch case, you covered upAbu Ghraib, so something was working for you," he said. "So something was working for you."
Rumsfeld angrily denied any cover up "on this matter."