"The enemy has got a face. He's called
Satan. He's in Fallujah and we're going to destroy him." – Col.
Gary Brandl, U.S. Army
Ever since 2000 millions of Americans spent
countless hours thinking, planning and working for the defeat
of George W. Bush. John Kerry’s
shortcomings were obvious, but progressives settled on him and
went through with the match anyway. Their efforts were in vain
because the people in power decided to stay there. After years
of warnings about the dangers of electronic voting the Republicans hacked the
system to make sure that King George stayed on the throne.
Immediately after stealing an election a gang
of thieves cravenly attacked the helpless civilian population
of Fallujah, Iraq. What
went through the minds of the Arab and Muslim world as they saw
photographs of American soldiers “securing” a hospital, handcuffing
physicians, nurses and patients? What did they think when they
saw a photo of an American machine gun decorated with a rosary
It is difficult to argue that America is not the land of the infidel.
The one institution that could have told the truth, from November
2000 through the present day, is the press. Instead they play their
usual role of doing the bidding of the powerful by manipulating
the public with triviality and falsehoods. The television networks
and major newspapers ignored the story of the stolen vote and happily
spread awful propaganda that has turned entire regions against
one another by drawing dubious conclusions from a phony result.
The press tells us that we are hopelessly divided and we respond
like Pavlovian dogs. Residents of red and blue states eye one another
with suspicion because talking heads declare with certainty that
one group sees the other as dim witted yokels or as snobby elitists
out of touch with the heartland.
In the meantime the facts of election fraud go uninvestigated
by the corporate media. The same pundits and reporters who give
mind numbing analysis on anti gay marriage proposals neglect to
tell us that vote tallies in Broward County, Florida defy the laws
of physics and move backwards.
They also dismissed the absurd story that Homeland Security ordered
a vote count quarantine in
Warren County, Ohio.
Democratic politicians assist in the peddling of foolishness.
For four long years they obviously made no preparation to combat
electronic vote fraud. The Democratic army of lawyers was clearly
stationed at the wrong battlefield.
The Bushmen are diabolically clever. They didn’t
know if Iraq was still playing to their advantage so they kept
it off the evening
news. Now they have been unleashed, unencumbered by a continuing
vote count that might have kept them in check. They sneer that
the majority of Americans have spoken in their favor and warn everyone
else to go along and keep quiet.
Iraqis were terrorized in a place of healing
because the same administration that told the world, “We don’t do body counts,” now
accuses Iraqis of inflating civilian casualty figures. They either
know how many Iraqis they have killed or they don’t. Who is the
flip flopper now?
In any case, the world must be kept in the
dark about who Satan has actually endorsed. The Bushmen can’t maintain a façade
of liberating the Iraqi people if the truth is known about death
in Fallujah. If that means manhandling physicians
and keeping pesky aid workers and unembedded journalists out of
a hospital so be it.
Just one week after the election the Bush administration not only
resumed killing in Iraq, but also elevated one of the men responsible
for the horror of torture and humiliation at Abu Ghraib. Alberto
Gonzales has been nominated to serve as Attorney General. Gonzales
should be a prisoner in the legal system, not the person in charge
In his role as chief counsel to the President
Alberto Gonzales gave the seal of approval to torture in Iraq
and detention without
trial at Guantanamo. Instead of being disbarred as he should have
been he will now hold the highest legal office in the land. The
Republican majority in the Senate assures him of his position,
and some Democrats have already announced they will give Torquemada
a pass because they don’t want to be seen as obstructionist.
An appeasement strategy can only lead to another defeat four years
from now. Democratic supporters of the Gonzales nomination should
get angry letters in their offices and dirty looks when they walk
down the street. They should be snubbed when they pretend to pay
homage to the memory of Martin Luther King and they must face primary
challenges when they run for office.
If an advocate of torture becomes Attorney
General the 55 million Americans who said no to Bush must unequivocally
voice their disgust
and anger with this shameful turn of events. If they don’t the
word infidel will be synonymous with America, and it ought to be.