May 14, 2004

My apologies for neglecting this blog. These last few days have been extremely interesting, given the furor over Abu Ghraib, the subsequent execution of that young contractor (A Bush supporter btw) who went to Iraq to take advantage of Bush's "Americans only" rebuilding policy. And a lot of work to be had there now I must admit. Not surprising however, given the years of economic sanctions against Iraq, causing the infrastructure to be decimated, only to have whats left blown up in the subsequent invasion. Yes, what a convenient "make work" tactic that is, (starving and dead be damned), and a nice way to cover up the fact that American corporations don't seem to feel any debt of gratitude or sympathy for their fellow Americans and continue to export jobs into the slave/wage labor markets. Yay Bush! My God!? Is their no limit to what it takes before Americans becomes embarrased to have this man as their "leader"?

May 9, 2004

Today I was also made aware of the fact that none other than Paul Wolfowitz, one of Bush's most ardent promoters of the idea of "One World, Under the U.S. of A" toured Abu Ghraib last March, along with Lane McCotter, another man who makes his living keeping other men locked down. Not surprisingly for such a man, he has a somewhat checkered history right here in America concerning his "methods" of preference regarding the best way to keep men docile while poking them with sticks. Unfortunately , he went a little too far and killed a guy, the description of which sounds so similar to what we heard about Saddam Hussein's atrocious behavior during the run-up to the war. Apparently to the neo-cons however, this kind of behavior is a plus when included in ones resume. The proof is right here in the photo.(The link has been subsequently archived. Mycos /2004/05/16/) I simply can't count the numerous levels that this photo strikes me as being significant on. It's so telling, so ironic, so prophetic, so chilling and yet so perfectly "normal" all at the same time. If there were ever a photo that proves the adage about a "thousand words"; here it is.

Well well well ! It seems I've arrived here at the most auspicious of moments. Yesterday witnessed Bush declaring that Rumsfeld, regardless of the Iraqi torture chambers being run under his watch, is a perfectly acceptable Secretary of Defense and that he is going to stay on. This was followed shortly thereafter by Cheney, the Haliburton front-man in the Whitehouse, declaring much the same.(Remember Spiro Agnew anyone?) Now, I realize that it isn't at all unusual for a single adminstrations members to defend each other.... up to a point. But I have the deep sense that what we are actually watching is a very nervous circling of the wagons, an administration who's criminal element have taken up their positions with backs to each other, ready to shoot down any and all calls to remove one or the other, thereby breaking up their little defensive formation (anybody remember Nixon and his "Plumbers"?) Why the defensive posture? The reason I think is obvious. They have perpetrated a massive deception on the American public, on the UN, on the world as a whole, and particularly on the people of Iraq and the young soldiers sent over there under false pretences to fight and die for a cause that never really was. They are guilty of undermining the very principles that America was founded on. They've gutted the Constitution and The Charter of Rights with that..that...oh so sleezily named Patriot Act. I say sleezy because, how does one vote against it without it being the entire platform of the oppositions next election strategy? So yes! I'm going to enjoy being here with you all, to bear witness to the fall of this vicious little gang of psychopaths..... either the most evil or dangerously inept(the result is much the same we now see) of any administration to have ever taken up residence in the Whitehouse, bar none. History will surely brand them as traitors for their actions against the Constitution. Alas, I grieve that I will never get the pleasure of seeing them tried and punished for their treasonous behavior. There's just too damned many stupid and/or greedy people in the good ol' U.S. of A. Mycos