The Bush Crusades
Genuinely sickening. It makes you realize that this remark from September '01 was no idle slip of the tongue:
On Sunday, Bush warned Americans that "this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile."And also:
In the programmeElusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, which starts on Monday, the former Palestinian foreign minister Nabil Shaath says Mr Bush told him and Mahmoud Abbas, former prime minister and now Palestinian President: "I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George go and end the tyranny in Iraq,' and I did."We must never, ever forget: for eight long years, this country was run by delusional, paranoid idiots. Whenever they took a break from the hard work of lining the plush coffers of their already-wealthy pals, they thought they were on a mission from God.
Obama wants to move beyond the Bush horrors. So do I, so does everyone. And there is only one way to do that, and that is to confront it, to expose it, and when appropriate, prosecute the individuals implicated in criminal activity. Those 13 are hardly the only ones. UPDATE: Here are a few of the pics the government doesn't want you to see. There are more at The Sydney Morning Herald
Note: Folks are now claiming that the Crusade Covers weren't seen by many people and that it is preposterous to think that the famously flinty and non-religious Rumsfeld showed this crap to Bush in order to curry favor. Of course. I believe it. Why wouldn't I? Besides lying about Iraq, lying about the torture, lying about social security, lying about Schiavo, lying about everything and anything even when there was no reason to lie, what reasons have the Bush administration and its apologists ever given not to trust even their most lame explanations?