Monday, July 17, 2006

The other side's rage...

In case you weren't aware, we (the little people) are in a conditioned state of silence.

Silent... as the Bush Administration lulls us to sleep while it develops this nation into an instrument of world domination with the objective of controlling this planet's energy resources.

Where is the rage? Where is the outrage?
... We need to discuss 9/11. Yes, it was one of the most terrible, destructive, events in our history, Yes, a great tragedy, but It certainly is not of the same magnitude in total destruction of lives and property as other major events in our history such as the Civil War, Vietnam and several notable domestic disasters. But we need to understand the more destructive long-term psychological damage that it stamped into the fragile American psyche. The criminal perpetrators of this vicious act knew exactly what they were doing. Bush & Co. knew they had accomplished one of their major objectives -- instilling fear and paranoia into the American mind.

The Bush administration pretended to go after alleged 9/11 perpetrator Osama bin Laden with a vengeance in Afghanistan, an action that a majority of Americans fell for. However, thereafter, those in power made one of the greatest foreign policy blunders in American history. While, in this essay, I will not explore the underlying issues of WMD, Saddam, liberation of Iraqis, bringing democracy to Iraq, lack of any legal or moral justification. -- when this Bush administration made that ill-conceived military invasion, when they then filled the American mind with more fear and foreboding about terrorists hiding behind every bush, they effectively gave any real terrorists an important victory. ...
Bonus: How George Bush Has Weakened America, and How that Explains Why the World is Falling Apart:
The international order is breaking apart before our eyes, largely because the world's leading nation has been badly led.

The deterioration of the geopolitical system has become even more visible with the new outbreak in the long-simmering Arab-Israeli conflict.

Meanwhile, the international community is quickly getting nowhere with persuading Iran to abandon its apparent quest to develop nuclear weapons. The efforts of the big powers to bring North Korea into line have been equally futile. And with that regime even more defiant and belligerent than usual, Japan -almost pacifist since World War II-- has lately threatened a preventive strike against North Korean missile sites. In Iraq, the bloodbath continues, the supposed American liberation of that country having produced instead a low-level civil war. And the souring of relations between the United States and Russia has led to talk of "a new Cold War."

The world is now far more dangerous - more chaotic, more rife with conflict - than it was five and a half years ago when the Bush administration began to remake the American role in the world. This increasing disorder is directly traceable to the choices the Bushites have made in wielding American power.
Reality check needed.


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