Friday, September 20, 2002

As FEARmongering reaches a crescendo in our nation one cannot help but Bush addicted to WAR in the same manner he was addicted to alcohol until rescued by "Jesus" at age forty?

As right-wingers, both in the U.S. and Israel, play the drums of WAR, Julius Cesar's words come to mind:

>>Beware the leader who bangs the drums of
war in order to whip the citizenry into a
patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a
double-edged sword. It both emboldens the
blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when
the drums of war have reached a fevered pitch
and the blood boils with hate and the mind
has closed, the leader will have no need in
seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the
citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by
patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto
the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For
this is what I have done. And I am Caesar. -
Julius Caesar

And the words of another individual who suffered from delusions of grandeur also come to mind:

>>I shall give a propagandist cause for starting the war.
Never mind whether it is plausible or not. The victor will
not be asked, later on, whether he told the truth or not.
In starting and waging a war, it is not Right that matters
but Victory. Have no pity. Adopt a brutal attitude...
Right is on the side of the strongest.
--Adolph Hitler, 09/22/39, Speech to high officers<<

Support for war against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan was, rightly, almost universal after 9/11. However, now that the military action has been restricted to special operations that take place largely behind the scenes he is clearly missing his role as Commander-in-Mischief.

Since Osama is nowhere to be found....Bush decided to change horses in midstream and Saddam clearly became a more accessible target.

Given that there is NO proof that Saddam was implicated in the assault on our nation on 9/11, it is only fair to ask....WHY has he become the target d' jour given that he has been contained for over a decade?

And, given that both Reagan and Bush SUPPORTED Saddam during the eighties, why are they suddenly "outraged" that the guy attacked his neighbors given that much of the war materiel at his disposal was provided by the good ol' U.S.A.?

And, if containment worked against the Soviets, WHY shouldn't it work against Iraq?

It has become increasingly clear that after Bush CAVED to Sharon and added Palestinian freedom fighters to his list of terrorists, U.S. foreign policy is being devised in TelAviv as right-wingers in Israel and their U.S. cohorts [Perle, Wolfowitz, Libby, Feith among others] have finally achieved their objetive, namely, to drag the U.S. into THEIR war.

With Bibi Netanyahu traveling across our country in his role as Minister of DISinformation...right-wingers are clearly determined to bring Israeli PARANOIA to our shores.

Thanks, but...NO thanks!


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