Monday, April 17, 2006

Hello, fellow americans
I set this blog up about a month ago, and this is my first post. I was planning on going on the internet and writing up a cronology of the crimes, frauds, lies and foibles of the Bush administration from the beginning of their time in office. Subsequently I decided that was just way too much work, so I am just going to do it from memory.
George W. Bush, with the help of a group of people that included his friends, his dad's friends, his brother, and an integrity-free majority on the Supreme Court, stole the 2000 election. And of course the democrats in the Senate were of no mind to help Al Gore take his rightful place in the oval office. The bad guys won, and in addition to that victory, they also came out of that election thinking that they could do anything they wanted and get away with it. With that the sad story began.
During the first months of his administration, Bush spent most of his time on vacation, while the neocons that he appointed to cabinet positions set out to dismantle all the good works of the previous several administrations. They scrapped Clinton's plans to go after Al Quaeda in Afganistan, and concentrated all their foreign policy efforts on trying to come up with a reason to invade Iraq and set up a permanent military presence in the heart of the Middle East. The price America paid for their misplaced priorities was the extremely successful series of terrorist attacks of 9/11. I sincerely believe that if Al Gore were president during that time, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 would have been prevented.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, George Bush seemed like he was doing all the right things. Sending an invasion force to Afganistan seemed at the time to be the necessary response to the attacks, and it appeared like we might actually have some success at disrupting the operations of the Al Quaeda network. The army was methodically moving through Afganistan and capturing or killing the terrorists.
Something strange happened at that point, however, we turned over the war to the warlords, and set our sights on Iraq. We didn't get Bin Laden or Mullah Omar, and the downward spiral of world support for America began.
Okay, I am tired of talking about the past, and I am sure everyone reading this is getting pretty bored. Let's go through this quick. 500 tons of sarin gas, 10,000 liters of anthrax, unmanned ariel drones, yellowcake from Africa, high level meetings between Iraq and Al Quaeda, mobile labs, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, shock and awe, and now we are occupying Iraq.
Now here is another list to get us to the present: Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Downing Street Memo, 9/11 commission, domestic wiretapping, Valerie Plame, Joseph Wilson, several retired generals, and , just for fun, let's throw in the gay prostitute that had fairly free access to the White House. Jeff Gannon was his name, I believe. Stay tuned for more.


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