[Ed. note: Cross-posted at our national sister blog, Cut to the Chase.]
President Bush must go?
Who am I to argue? I think we've had very good cause for removing him for no less than six (6) years. But then, had votes been fully counted in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 (and had the American public stood up and demanded they do so), we would not have had the worst possible Bush in office and perhaps we would have escaped September 11th (2001), Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the bankruptcy of America and a whole huge list of other atrocities and avoidable tragedies.
Vermont's Kirby Mountain blog points us to this powerful and passionate posting by Paul Craig Roberts at CounterPunch:
When are the American people and their representatives in Congress and the military going to wake up and realize that the US has an insane war criminal in the White House who is destroying all chances for peace in the world and establishing a police state in the US?Colorful emphasis mine.
Americans don’t have much time to realize this and to act before it is too late. Bush’s “surge” speech last Wednesday night makes it completely clear that his real purpose is to start wars with Iran and Syria before failure in Iraq brings an end to the neoconservative/Israeli plan to establish hegemony over the Middle East.
The “surge” gives Congress, the media, and the foreign policy establishment something to debate and oppose, while Bush sets his plans in motion to orchestrate a war with Iran.
...Bush’s entire “war on terror” is based on lies. The Bush Regime, desperate to keep its lies covered up, is now trying to prevent American law firms from defending the Guantanamo detainees. The Bush Regime is fearful that Americans will learn that the detainees are not terrorists but props in the regime’s orchestrated “terror war.”
...The only reason for the Bush Regime’s policy of indefinite detention without charges is that it has no charges to bring. ...
Nothing can stop the criminal Bush from instituting wider war in the Middle East that could become a catastrophic world war except an unequivocal statement from Congress that he will be impeached.
[This essay also describes the treasonous cover-up of Israel's attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967.]