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was listening to Bush’s response to all the generals who are now calling for the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld…. Sounding like a petulant little boy he goes on and on about how ‘I’m the decider and I decide to keep Rumseld where he is – he’s doing a heck of a job.’
Which is sort of ironic because for years now he’s hidden behind the military and blamed them whenever someone questioned his judgment – for instance over whether or not enough troops were put into Iraq to secure the country from exactly the sort of chaos we see today. His response was always, “Well, I take the advice of the generals, and if they say we need more troops, than I would do what they thought it took to get the job done.”
But of course that was a lie as well. He doesn’t care what polls or the American public thinks, he cares even less what the rest of the world thinks, he certainly doesn’t care what the Congress thinks, or what the press thinks, he doesn’t care what the courts think, and now we see (big surprise) that he doesn’t care what his own generals think either. Bush does exactly what he wants to do, and he doesn’t care what people with more intelligence or experience think about it.
Which might not be so dangerous if he were an intelligent and insightful leader – but the fact of the matter is that he is much more like a very stupid and vindictive mule who apparently isn’t afraid of bringing the entire world down with him. The real story behind the story and the scary thing about all the opposition from the generals is how it highlights the fact that Bush does not accept sound advice no matter from whom or where it comes. He once said that it would be much easier to run a dictatorship than a democracy – as long as he was the dictator. And in fact that is exactly what he’s done.
We no longer have a government that functions as elected employees of the people, in order to serve their will and interests . We no longer have a government with checks and balances to keep one branch from reeling out of control. We no longer have a democratic process that operates by building a consensus and reaching decisions based upon the expert advice from the various departments and offices of the government. What we have is one ignorant and bloodthirsty trust fund baby who thinks he is the government. And for that reason we are in the most unprecedented and dangerous period in American history.
The Number of the Beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the Christian New Testament and has long been accepted to be 666 or, in some cases, 616. The meaning of the number is debated.