Obama has a lot of his plate. I can understand his impulse toward letting sleeping dogs lay, but if we ever want to have a peaceful, just society, we cannot let anyone get away with murder.
That is what he did. Premeditated murder. We have an army for that. We do not need another private army to do the whims of the presidency outside of the law. What is the law if the man closest to being president can get away with something that anyone else would be reviled and jailed for doing.
This criminal behavior, which I keep writing Cheney on, because I believe he is as culpable as Bush. Now, he is out there in the news trying to be the voice of the Republicans. Ha.. america is awake to their scam, and no one who makes a million will vote for them soon enough, and that will pretty much make our two party system my dream -- green and democrat. The people of america have seen how thier trickle down economy works only for the chosen few at the top. No one wants to listen anymore to their wild rhetoric. And that is what they have become.
Their time of having the market make all the decisions is over. People are much more than the sum of what they are worth monetarily. The scam of the eighties that promoted how everyone should get rich, and the lust in most everyone to make a lot of money, raised people with millions or billions up as guru's... The american dream. Now, with wall street suddenly imploding, and accidently exposing the madoff's, and the tricks of stock brokers to manipulate the market. These stock market fucks have taken like 40 percent of the wealth that was stolen from the working classes during the same time. Their wealth has risen that much under the consertives... amazing.
HE FUCKING HAD A HIT SQUAD!!!!!
No one is allowed to do such shit. Period. No one. We are not talking about someone who was in the military; he did not kill in combat. He sent assasins out all over the globe, playing judge, jury and executioner. THE STATES HAVE TO BE ABOUT CONTROLLING OUR LEADERSHIP. Checks and balances.
Cheney is know going around telling the media his defense, basically. His smarmy, pissed off manner shows you just how psychotic this fuck is. He doesn't yet understand that the shift away from Republican neo-con's is permanent. They were a form of trickle down scammers, who were quite happy representing, and taking care of, the forces that backed them and keeps them in power -- the river of money that is spent to protect the interests of business from being effected too much by legislation.
The Reagen scam of trickle down was such a joke. He broke the unions, paving the way toward a society without health insurance, or adequate retirement benefits, by stripping them of the one thing a collective bargainer needs -- the ability to not be fired for trying to start a union. My god, people should be able to vote in a union if they need one. This is too socialized for some people, but we would all be better off if we belonged to strong, collective unions that could stand up for us. Reagen stole from the poor to support the rich. A stupid, empty headed actor with a political bent that started liberal, then became conservative when the Orange County Millionaire's decided to run him for governor. He balanced the budget by cutting out the arts from the high schools.. an artist, of sorts, did this... rather than raise taxes on the pack of millionaires that put him in power.
Cheney is one the last of the Reagenites. They slaughtered people in south america, the middle east, and almost certainly here in the states. Murderers. We can pretend they were otherwise, but there is no way that death squads, in south america and whereever Cheney sent his mercenaries, can be defined as proper military engagements. And even if we can, the vice president has no right to act in our name by sending out hit squads. America is suffereing because of our two wars, which both can be traced back to the cabal of ideas that the repulicans bought from about 1980 on. A cult of personality built up around Reagen, the simpleton who could give speaches that were,indeed, mesmerizing. I knew he was lying and still, I would get sucked into his little dream.... I wished he was a good man. Oh, well.
I guess opening the can of worms of prosecuting the Bush Regime, has to done in such a way that the people they orderd around are not held responsible for their actions. If the president of the united states is ordering torture, and the vice president sending out death squads, you are talking about a military culture that can only be blamed on its leaders, not the soldiers in the fields. The CIA acted in ways they always have, but they are nothing except the presidents private army. I do not blame anyone for making the decision that they will go along with sick policies. These Operatives should be left alone, as should the soldiers who manned our torture house in Guantameno.
I have faith in the mission of the CIA, as I understand it. This is no time to mess up their anti-terrorism efforts with a witch hunt. I think they should get immunity for testifying against their superiors. We need to show the world, and ourselves, that certain things will not be tolerated by elected officials, and one of them is running a death squad.
As someone who has written shit like 'we will kill and kill and kill until all villages are safe for all children,' I obviously am no paficist. I think the mentality of the Taliban is an enemy, let alone what their terrorist tactics. I would like to see them sent home defeated, but still with their dignity. Giving them no reason to fight. Make them want to be at peace with us. One way of doing this is spreading good will. Think what the middle east will experience when they hear that we are going to prosecute the vice president for sending death squads after their citizens. Let them know that we as a people do not condon, in any way, when a semi-elected official takes on the persona of serial killer.
I also think Bush should at least be forced to tell the truth about what he did. A truth commission should get him on the hotseat. Anyone who thinks, like Obama says sometimes, that we can 'just move on' and think 'ahead instead of behind,' is ignoring the wisdom of the statement that you must know history not to repeat it. If these crimes are ignored, it will just lead to a more discontented society. A lot of us have watched these crimals for over twenty five years, seen them stealing all of the hard won rights of the unions in the forties, fought out here in the mid-west. A period of socializing some of america was underway back then... and here we are again, now in 2009, finally starting to realize that for the good of the people, we should socialize some things -- indeed, since we already have successfully run socialized programs now, this is nothing new. This country has been hijacked, basically, by the wealthy.
During this time, when liberalism is celebrating the great victory of Obama, we see the democratization of our country coming back. We will always be a conglomerate of socialized works, and private businesses; but, to throw out socialist ideas just because they come from a political system that you do not agree with, belies the truth that a fact is a fact is a fact.
The insurance companies are once again fighting universal health care. They are exactly the kind of industry that does not care what is better for people. They are looking at their bottom line. Again, the science is there -- socialized, single payer insurance, bought by our tax dollars, would save a lot of lives. People need a lot more doctor visits than they take; skimp on simple tests, medications, etc. Anyone who has seen Michael Moore's Sicko knows that Canada has a much better system than we do. You hear all the conservative aruements against socialized medicene slaughtered in that Documentary. God Bless Mr. Moore, his work is some of the greatest social commentary.
I would love to see Moore do a documentary about Cheney and the death squads. This is a big story that needs a lot more press. He needs to be asked about this shit over and over, but the tv reporters just sit there and nicely ask him about the terrorists, or whatever. Here is a man who was running death squads, so maybe they are just too pissing in the pants terrorified of the demonic looking fuck wad.
He went too far, people, and letting him off the hook for this makes his behavior acceptable.