Daily Archives: November 15, 2008

The Price We Pay For Being Played As Fools

For almost 8 years now, Americans have been played for fools — having civil rights and freedoms destroyed in the name of “keeping us safe,” a felonious “global war on terror,” illegally started wars in the Middle East, a Department of Homeland Security that claims to protect Americans while actually endangering them more, numerous deceptive “national security” claims used to cover up massive crimes committed against humanity, a fraudulent bailout used to pay executives on Wall Street whose greed has led to a financial meltdown and depression, etc. — and the cost to Joe the Taxpayer courtesy of the ongoing extortion in Washington is rising at a staggering rate.

As President George W. Bush prepares to hand over his kingdom to President-elect Barack Obama, the secrecy surrounding some of Bush’s decisions and his claims of ‘National Security’ are finally being questioned. Leaders of the Bush administration and George W. Bush himself, who conspired to violate U.S. law and the Geneva Convention could be in for some rude awakenings and some deep trouble because of all the illegal acts committed under the guise of illegally gained Presidential powers. The list of crimes committed against humanity are quite extensive and Joe Every Day American is paying a heavy price courtesy of the corrupt, incompetent leadership thrust upon us since 2000. Unfortunately, most if not all levels of government have been permeated by Bush cronies and it could take years to root them out.

With a little over two months to go before George W. Bush leaves office, hasty preperations are reportedly being made to change rules and regulations on the environment, civil liberties and abortion rights, among others — if his previous history is any indication, few changes will be for the good — and it could take months or years to identify and undo all the damage. The New York Times took a look at a few of the parting gifts they’re afraid President Bush is planning before he departs since he hasn’t done enough damage already. ABC News has more information too. Congress could intervene and prevent some of the damage, but given their track record with the Bush administration, it would be foolish to expect much from them.

Recently it was reported that the Bush administration had secretly authorized military raids against up to 20 countries without any declarations of war or explicit Congressional authorization for armed action. Attacks were made under an order issued by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and approved by President Bush in the spring of 2004 that gave the U.S. military’s Special Operations forces license to attack alleged al Qaeda targets “anywhere in the world.” After everything our military has been subject to, one would think they would be appreciated by the government they’re fighting for, but one would be wrong.

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