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While we want to believe that we can trust everything our government tells us, recent history has shown that in this Rovian age that we are likely to be mislead.
So, take these new claims of Terrorist plots with a grain of salt.
Much like that in the terrorism conspiracy claims made against 7 men from Miami, Florida recently.
But in reality the men were not linked to any terrorist groups, attempted no terrorist actions other than reportedly swearing oaths to a terrorist organization which they had never any contact with.
Our own government privately dismissed the risk of these so called conspirators, while at the same time making sensational claims to the contrary to the press.
Buzz Flash a online progressive news organization compiled a list of quotes:
Buzzflash also released a report that in June, Karl Rove ratcheted his much vaunted fear machine up again.
I am sure we all remember this the quote from Fahrenheit 9/11:
I feel that George Bush needs a dictionary. In a press conference he recently held, Bush said:
The Wikipedia defines fascism as “a radical totalitarian political philosophy that combines elements of corporatism, authoritarianism, extreme nationalism, militarism, anti-anarchism, anti-communism and anti-liberalism.”
Sure sounds like the George W. Bush’s vision of his ideal government. Could this be a classic example of projection?
He also made claims that our nation is safer since 9/11
He doesn’t care that he’s had to trash the laws of this nation and the Constitution that he swore to protect and defend, in order to do it either.
A quote that some attribute to Benjamin Franklin says it quite well:
Our nation may be safer, but we have lost too much of the freedoms we used to take for granted in exchange. The goal of terrorism is to make the targeted society change. In this, we have given victory to the terrorists.
We nibble away at the liberties which made America the envy of the world, all in the name of protecting our citizens. Yes steps should be taken to protect our nation from terrorist attacks, but not at the cost of our personal, civil, and constitutionally protected liberties.
We have had The Constitution in Crisis; The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War, and Illegal Domestic Surveillance, a recent report released by the minority members of Congress which details some of the constitutional issues created by the use of these Bush Administration tactics.
Bush also said:
We lived in a dangerous world long before 2001, the only thing that changed was the people and the party in charge, and how badly they over reacted to it.
It is past time that we show the Republicans, the Bush Administration, and their enablers, that our freedoms are not something that we are willing to surrender, that they are accountable to the people of the United States, and to the rule of law. No one in our nation is above the law, and our president and his administration should not be held to a lesser standard, but to a higher one.
Here’s someone who says why this is necessary, much better than I ever could:
TopicsBush, Bush administration, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, NSA, Politics, Republican, Terrorism
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