What Does The Bush Administration Know Of Moderation?
Bush calling on moderates to come together to help solve the critical problems in the Middle East is a joke! This is arguably the most rightwing, authoritarian, borderline (that’s for those of you who balk at this next word when applied to American leadership) fascist administration in the history of this country, there is nothing moderate about them, how could they possibly call for moderation from the rest of the world when all they export is extremism?
Is there anything moderate about altering Common Article III of the Geneva Conventions to allow for the torture of prisoners? Is there anything moderate about preemptively invading a sovereign nation for the first time in American history? Is there anything moderate about running roughshod over our Constitution and spying on American citizens and locking them up without due process? We have seen some pretty extreme behavior from this administration, just because the lapdog press hasn’t challenged them on much of anything, doesn’t make it any less shocking. How many more hypocritical lectures from this President must we endure?
I was glad to see Countdown’s Keith Olbermann take on the President’s tirade from last Friday, you know, the one where Bush tells us that we aren’t allowed to even think about moral equivalency or dare to question our behavior around the world when it comes to this never ending war on terror. Bush’s poll numbers must be even lower than what is being reported if MSNBC is willing to allow Olbermann to speak to the President like this. Obviously GE sees that there is money to be made by throwing some red meat to the masses that are now overwhelmingly turning against this President.
I am often afraid to contemplate what this band of thugs will do when their backs are up against the wall. Everything is political for the Bush administration and anything is fair play in politics. Wars will be used to bolster poll numbers, fear will be used to maintain control and violence will be used to influence elections. The world’s problems will have to wait because there’s a midterm election to win. Nothing that happens between now and then will be accidental and everything will have a political purpose, whether it’s dropping bombs on Iran or an increase in terrorist activity. This administration will claw and scratch, plot and lie, cheat and steal if that’s what it takes, because the alternative is real oversight and investigations into the crimes already committed. With their backs against the wall, we best prepare for the worst.