Friday, February 24, 2006

Among scandals, what can be done?

It's been a bad week for George W. Bush. Actually, a bad couple of weeks. First, Dick Cheney shoots his hunting buddy while stumbling around in the dark hunting for farm-bred quails. As Iraq devolved into further chaos, the Bush regime told the disparate factions to end the strife--to which they responded with increasing violence, a not-so-polite form of telling us to fuck off. Then it is revealed that the Bush regime made a deal to turn security of U.S. seaports to an Arab firm from a country with ties to the 9/11 attacks.

Now the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey are suing over the ports deal, and understandably so. And a federal judge has ordered the Bush regime to explain why it didn't tell Jersey about it.

"U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares signed an order demanding to know why the government did not carry out a full investigation into the change of ownership of the container terminal at Port Newark."

And it isn't even the first time a judge has ordered the Bush regime to do something, either. On February 16th, the regime was ordered to comply with Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests on the illegal NSA wiretaps that the Bushies got caught carrying out in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

"The U.S. Justice Department must respond within 20 days to requests by a civil liberties group for documents about President George W. Bush's domestic eavesdropping program, a federal judge ruled on Thursday."

Yes, it has indeed been a bad couple of weeks for the Bushies. But don't expect them to comply with the judicial orders any time this century; this is a regime that holds itself above the law. And it has no problem going to any lengths to keep its secrets and protect its lies. After all, this is the same regime that leaked the identity of a CIA NOC (non-official cover) agent to the press in 2003 after her husband called bullshit on the Iraq/Niger uranium lie.

And who's going to stop these traitors from doing whatever the hell they want to do to destroy America?

Not Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor investigating the leak of Valerie Plame-Wilson's cover to Robert Novak and other columnists. Yes, he is doing his job as best he can. He is by all appearances a prosecutor who puts his loyalty to country and the rule of law above partisan politics and protection. He even indicted Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, on perjury charges, and appears to be slowly but surely building a case against Karl Rove, Bush's political advisor and strategist. But he's fighting an uphill battle in an increasingly partisan nation's capital that will do whatever it deems necessary to protect the status quo.

Congress won't do anything, not as long as it is under Republican control. And with the GOP and its enablers at Diebold rigging the electoral process to ensure permanent Republican rule in America, the likelihood that anything will be done by the Legislature to curb Bush's crimes is minimal. Not even the indictment of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff seems capable of ensuring defeat for the GOP this November.

So what is to be done?

I am loathe to tell you what to do. Not because I don't want to, or because I don't have any answers; I do. But you, the reader, are told what to do all the time. FEAR THE EVIL TERRORISTS!!! DON'T QUESTION!!! STOP ALITO!!! SAVE ROE v WADE!!! I won't tell you what to do because I have neither the authority nor the inclination to boss you around.

But I will tell you what you can do to stop the GOP, if you truly want to take back America and undo the damage done by the neoconservatives.

In the coming weeks, I will provide you with the information and the instruction you will need to start the process of reclaiming what was once the American Dream. Many of you will balk at what I tell you, having thrown up your hands and given up any and all hope. But if you've done that, or if you plan on doing that after November, you're really just playing into the hands of the GOP, who want you to give up. They know they're corrupt, criminal, and out of touch with anything except greed and the interests of Big Business. And they're frightened to death that you will get off your asses and DO something.

So stay with me, keep reading, and maybe--MAYBE--together we can once more free ourselves from tyranny.

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