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Bush Challenges Opposition -- A Response!
by Cleaves Editorial Team Saturday, Jan 13 2007, 10:53am
editorial / social equality/unity / news report

In his daily radio address, George W Bush challenged those who oppose his insane route to oblivion, to ‘put up or shut up’. “To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible," he said, “offer an alternative”. In view of the fact that U.S. Democrats are unable to effectively deal with the situation, we formally and directly accept this challenge and remind Bush that we are aware that this response will be read by him and his neo-cons; indeed, we have been aware for some time that Bush is a regular reader of this site as indeed is Rice and others. There is no avoiding this response!


The solution in Iraq is patently clear, the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of the illegal invasion would act as a powerful catalyst for Peace and reconciliation as forces serving JUSTICE would be seen by IRAQIS (and the world community) to have begun. The world’s Law makers and advocates would also welcome this move as it would indicate that militaristic forces, representing vested interests, would once again be subject to Law. Existing International Law is more than able to deal with the coalition and its support networks.

So-called security agencies and other organisations responsible for torture and illegal detention centres would also be held accountable for their flagrantly obvious crimes, as would those at the top of the chain of command -- Rumsfeld and other commanders included. Retrospectivity would be applied to the period of planning the Iraq misadventure. The horrendous death toll in Iraq would be addressed with the view to apprehending the wider network of criminals involved in all illegal activities – this would include various factions operating in Iraq at the present time.

After the immediate arrest of Bush, Blair, Howard and their support networks, a neutral nation and venue (not the NATO controlled ICC) would be chosen to host these trials and proceedings. In this regard I would nominate New Zealand as probably the most neutral and suitable nation in the world today.

A truly universal solution would be on offer to remedy the criminal destruction in Iraq and the subsequent destabilising influence the American misadventure has had on other nations. The heads of State from ALL nations, or their representatives, would be invited to participate and agree on (by vote) a solution. That solution would then be jointly enforced by all the participating nations. Nothing less than a final settlement for Iraq AND THE MIDDLE EAST, would be acceptable – this region can only be stabilised if all nations and involved parties are involved in the decision-making process; all participants would be honour-bound to abide by the majority decision and no weight would be afforded to so-called superpowers -- we affirm that all men and women are equal!

The above should be viewed as quick response, nevertheless the above approach as it stands is far superior to anything the clearly biased and unnecessarily violent Bush administration has been able to achieve to date. Perhaps history will view the present challenge as the most intelligent act of George W Bush’s entire career!

We accept your challenge, Mr. Bush!

[Please forward and link this response to all interested parties -- together we can heal the world.]


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why pretend?
by mandrake Saturday, Jan 13 2007, 9:32pm

The BBC reported today that the [puppet] Iraqi government has signed an agreement with the U.S. allowing unprecedented exploration, access and exploitation rights to oil reserves. Mention was made to the extraordinarily favourable deal the U.S. received.

At least now the charade of spreading liberty and 'democracy' to the Middle East is over. What the whole world knew has just been confirmed -- not even the lobotomy brothers continue to labour under any misapprehensions regarding the real intentions of the Bush regime in Iraq.

Uncle Sam is now a common thief with zero moral credibility. The U.S. hopes that existing oil contracts to other nations will reduce criticisms; however, whether other nations choose to stoop to the new lows set by the U.S. remains to be seen.

The U.S hopes and prays that other nations will also adopt criminal methods. However, another option is possible; the civilised world may choose to condemn the thief and unite in their outrage against the rogue.

George W. Bush: A Symptom of Disease
by Charles Sullivan via rialator Tuesday, Jan 16 2007, 8:17pm

Sometimes you look around and wonder how things could have gone so wrong so quickly. America has become the antithesis of everything she purports to be. We are the greatest purveyors of violence the world has ever known; the largest weapons dealers on earth; and death and misery are our principal exports. Everything is for sale here, even men’s tormented souls—at least, those who still possess them.

Our imperial leader, an impish little man with clear sociopathic symptoms, is incapable of empathy for the struggles of the common people, as those born into wealth and privilege often are. The man with his finger on the nuclear detonator is mentally ill, incapable of remorse—a fact that should terrify every world citizen. I do not say this out of malice or to demean the president; it is simply a statement of fact based upon quantifiable evidence that any student of psychology would easily recognize.

The fact that such a misfit could ascend to the presidency is testimony to the effectiveness of the capital system. Under capitalism, political power is not derived from the people, as would be the case in a democracy; nor does it not flow from the bottom up—it matriculates from the top down. It is really quite simple: The men and women who are in office were put there by people with immense wealth to represent the interests of the wealthy, to make money for them. And that is exactly what they are doing.

In many ways, George W. Bush is the perfect man for the job, if one understands what his real work entails as an emissary of the ruling class. He possesses all of the qualifications the vocation requires: callousness and indifference to the needs of others, the absence of conscience, truncated mental capacity; the inability to reason and to analyze; the incapacity to admit wrong doing; a penchant for cruelty that includes the enjoyment of inflicting pain and torture on others, as well as a powerful sense of nobility and entitlement that stems from being born into wealth and privilege. He is also a pathological liar.

From the president’s sickly perspective, the admission of failure is equivalent to a declaration of weakness and indecision, which explains his inability to change course, even if it means the destruction of America. Thus he has no guilt about sending thousands more men and women to kill and die in Iraq. You see, the president’s mind is defective. It does not work like the minds of normal human beings.

Corporate America placed George W. Bush in the White House to wage endless war; to bankrupt the federal treasury to the extent that few social programs will survive, and virtually all of our tax dollars will go into supporting the military industrial complex. The people who put him in office intend to end public ownership of the commons, as well as all government programs that do not directly benefit the wealthy.

Let me clarify what this entails. If Bush and his handlers prevail in the class struggle, all social programs of value to the middle class and the poor, including Social Security, will be privatized and run for profit. The National Parks, National Forests, and all public lands will be privatized, and divvied up to private vendors such as the Disney Corporation. The public school system, like the public airwaves, will become for profit entities to serve corporate interests. Educating our children will be of secondary importance to the profitability of the corporations managing the schools. Every public service will be transferred to the private sector in order provide more wealth to corporate America at public expense.

We see the foundations of privatization being laid in Iraq by the war profiteers. Billions of dollars in stolen wealth are being hauled out of Iraq by the very same corporations that lobbied for war. War is money and in America money is power to control the political process. It is a vicious cycle that will not end until the people recognize it for what it is and rise up against it.

Certainly no man of conscience or integrity could so easily betray the people of America he is sworn to serve. That is why George W. Bush is the right man for the job and he is abetted by a compliant Congress acting under the influence of corporate lobbyists. But the president and his accomplices in Congress are only symptoms of a more pervasive disease that deeply afflicts our political system—capitalism. Class war is being waged simultaneously on many fronts and the dough keeps rolling in.

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