Friday, February 24, 2006
US port security is becoming a joke: now is the time to impeach
''People don't need to worry about security. The more people learn about the transaction that has been scrutinized and approved by my government, the more they'll be comforted that our ports will be secure.''-- President Bush Let's face it the president is a LIAR. Let's look at some other wonderful statements he has made. "My tax cuts will benefit all Americans" "Mission Accomplished"(with regard to the Iraqi invasion), "Bring 'Em On" "This is just the work of a few bad apples"(with regard to the savage US government sponsored torture taking place in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo). "We had no warning that Al Qaida was going to attack.","We didn't know the levees were going to break", "I've got damned good intelligence that tells me that Saddam Heussein has weapons of mass destruction." "If there is anyone found guilty of committing a crime in this administration he or she will no longer be a member of the administration." The only solution to this problem is IMPEACHMENT. The previous president was impeached for a private family matter, ONE lie that didn't result in massive loss of life. This president is a habitual LIAR. There have been so many that it is hard to keep track of them all. Fortunately for this president he has the support of a huge segment of the American public who are like lemmings and will believe anything he says unconditionally, even though the presidents actions are detrimental to them. We can include the followers of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell in this group. This segment of the US population calls that "patriotism", I call it stupidity. The other big thing that the president has going for him is the spineless senators and congresspersons who know what Bush is doing is morally wrong but they are afraid to say anything because they are afraid they will be perceived as being among those who "give comfort to the enemy" And still there is one more powerful ally that the president has..... the media, who will deliberately accept administration payola. There is a growing number of Americans who are fed up with Bush lies, just as there was a huge number of Americans who were fed up with Nixon's lies. Nixon, in restrospect now seems like a choirboy compared to Bush. Michael Moore made a very good point in the movie documentary "Fahrenheit 9/ll" when he said "The president of the United States of America earns $400.000 for his job. Bush's oil interests earn him billions of dollars." Where do you think his loyalties lie with the ones who are paying him $400.000 or the ones who a paying him billions? As Moore so apty put it "Who's your daddy?"Less than 3,000 Americans have died in Iraq, so it's going to take some time before Americans tire of being lied to and sacrificing their sons and daughters for a LIE. 58,000 Americans died before the country decided enough is enough and left Viet Nam , so we still have a long way to go to put up with these LIES. The nations ports are poorly manned already. Only a measly 5% of the containers are inspected now W wants to hand over the security of these ports to a country that both he and his father have economic ties, a country that is one of only three worldwide to establish diplomatic ties with the Taliban. Two of the 19 hijackers who destroyed the World Trade Center were citizens of this country. Bush partisans are quick to point out that many of these east coast US ports' security was controlled by England and that opposing the United Arab Emirate operation of these ports is racism. That statement is utterly ridiculous when you think of the blatant racism and torture innocent Arab and Muslim people are suffering in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib that I mentioned earlier. You really don't have to go that far to find racism. What happened in New Orleans during Katrina was racism when you take into account who was helped and who was denied help. It is also unconscionable to hear Bush say "I didn't know about the deal"(refering to the port security transactions) Mr. Bush you are president if there is anyone who should know it should be YOU! This selected president has the audacity to threaten a veto if this deal is denied. It is totally unbelievable. This man could have been stopped if just a handful of people in congress would have denied him the power to declare war without congressional approval. They didn't so he went on to something even bolder by initiating unnecessary tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. Congress once against did nothing and once again we have actions being made to the detriment of the American people. Because of Bush policies there IS a civil war in Iraq and the US can only sit by and act as a spectator. It appears as if the primary objective of the Sunnis and the Shiites is to eliminate each other. Militarily if the Bush wants to have any influence he must have more troops. How many more American parents are willing to sacrifice their sons and daughters for US corporate avarice? Wake up America!