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The disgrace that is GW Bush

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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 09:15 AM
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Part 1

I found this elsewhere - it's worthy of a wider audience. We must NEVER forget!

William Rivers Pitt - Wednesday 07 January 2009

Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave ...

- The Rolling Stones

To: George W. Bush
From: Your biggest fan
Re: Your imminent unemployment

Greetings, Mr. Bush.

I was sorry to hear about the passing of your cat, India. Eighteen years is a long time for a cat - my mother has one that's 20 and still going strong, if you can believe it - and I'm sure India had a comfortable, caring life with your family.

I got to spend part of last weekend with an old friend of mine. He's a bit older than 18, and he's also a troop who recently rotated back from a tour in Falluja. He just had a baby daughter, and he will be sent to Afghanistan before too much longer. He did his duty in Iraq, dealt his share of death and saw his friends die or be ripped to shreds right in front of him.

He was hollow in a lot of places that had been full before he went to Iraq. He was not the same man we'd said farewell to. But he was alive, and if he survives his upcoming Afghanistan tour, maybe he will get the chance to have a long, comfortable, caring life with his family, just like little India.[...]

My All-Time-Grand-Prize-Bull-Goose-Gold-Medal-Winning Top Five list of what you've done, in no particular order, and in my own humble opinion:

1. You were warned by the outgoing administration when you first took office. You were warned by the Russians. You were warned by the Israelis. You were warned by the Germans. You were warned in a memo given to you by your own National Security Adviser. You were warned by men like Richard Clarke. You were warned all those times that Osama bin Laden intended to strike the United States, and still the Towers came down.

(All those people working on that Legacy Project of yours should go back to bed, by the way; they are trying to salvage the unsalvageable. You protected us, they claim? Ha. You're 0-1 on terrorism and 0-2 on war)

2. Less than a month after those Towers came down, a reporter asked what you thought we should do. "We need to counter the shockwave of the evildoer," you replied, "by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates." I happened to be watching television and heard you say that live into a camera.[...]

It was October 4, 2001, just after nine in the morning. You'd like people to remember you standing on that pile of rubble in Manhattan, you with the bullhorn and the heroic pose. I, however, will always remember you pitching tax cuts to a devastated nation while a pall of poison smoke still hung in the air over Ground Zero.

3. A few years later, you wanted hundreds of billions of dollars diverted from other areas of the federal budget and into your war in Iraq.

You took more than $70 billion out of the budget used by the Army Corps of Engineers in Louisiana to fund the repair and maintenance of the New Orleans levee system. Katrina struck not long after you took that money and poured it into the sand, and the levees failed for lack of funded upkeep. Through this, along with your disinterested disinclination to help your own countrymen in their hour of darkest need, you played the very last note for that old, sad, lost American city.

Reflected in those actions are the same budgetary priorities that motivated you to turn Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the hospital where I was born, into an abattoir of suffering and neglect for the wounded soldiers you tore apart for a lie.




posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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Part 2

4. You let Dick "Crazy-Eyes" Cheney do whatever the hell he wanted to whomever he wanted whenever and wherever he wanted, and be damned
to the damned old Constitution anyway. Cheney once said the vice president's office was not part of the same branch of government as the president's office, and he said it with his bare face hanging out the whole time.

Why? He didn't want to give any of his official papers over to the National Archives, as mandated by at least two federal laws. [...]

5. On July 19, 2006, you vetoed H.R. 810. On June 20, 2007, you vetoed S. 5. Both vetoes killed legislation aimed at funding and vastly enhancing the reach and scope of stem cell research in America. [...]

ALSO, you defied lawfully issued subpoenas and potentially set a precedent that could shatter the separation of powers.

You told the American people Iraq was in possession of 26,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin, 500 tons - which is one million pounds - of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent, 30,000 missiles to deliver the stuff, mobile biological weapons labs, al-Qaeda connections and uranium from Niger for use in a robust nuclear weapons program, even though all of that was a lie. You made a joking video about not being able to find any of it.

You outed a deep-cover CIA agent who was running a network designed to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists, and you did so because her ambassador husband told the truth about you in the public prints.

You gave away our right to privacy by sending the NSA to spy on us.

You turned us all into torturers and butchers in the eyes of the world with your decision to use Abu Ghraib prison the same way Saddam Hussein once did.

You tried to appoint Henry Kissinger to lead the investigation into 9/11.

You turned the entire Justice Department into a carnival of political hackery.

You championed the economic policies and deregulation fantasies that have left the financial stability of millions in ashes.

You used the threat of terrorism against your own people in order to give yourself political cover.

You killed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who did you nor us no harm.

You did all this, and so much more.[...]

It will be in the best interests of many powerful people if we as a nation simply dismiss you and forget you ever happened. A lot of news media people want us to forget you, because in forgetting you, we would forget the media's vast complicity in your actions and misdeeds.

A lot of rich people making new fortunes from war profiteering and defense contracts want us to forget they and you even exist, as it would make it possible for them to do it all again someday.

A lot of politicians who stapled themselves to you would simply adore it if we forgot about you.

The Republican Party would be forever in our debt if we forgot about you.

No. We will not forget you. We will remember.

We The People are going to save you from ignominious oblivion. We will remember. You could be the president who doomed America, the worst president of all time, but we must not, will not let that happen.

You will be remembered differently, because we will hold the memory of you high, and behold you, and say, "Never, never, never again."

We have tasted the soot and smelled the blood on the wind; we have seen how fragile our way of government is when placed in the hands of low men such as you, and because of that, you will be remembered for all time.[...]

May you live forever, you son of a bitch.
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William Rivers Pitt is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of two books: "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know" and "The Greatest Sedition Is Silence." [...]

www.truthout.org...



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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Interesting post. I believe that many feel that way but do not blame poor Georgie, only. Daddy Bush, who orchestrated Dubya's presidency, and the republican Party who allowed it to happen are equally to blame. Cheney made up rules as he went and surely enriched himself and his family as he wasted American lives for no reason. Perhaps those in power are so disconnected from reality that they make statements like clueless Daddy Bush saying that Jeb would make a great President. Daddy didn't look too bad compared to the zero named Reagan but Dubya made it apparent that the Bush dynasty was two terms too long.
I propose a Constitutional Amendment that says no one related to the Bush family can ever again run for President of anything other than the local school board [see quote, below], that no one from the state of Texas or California can be president until all the other states have had a turn at it, and that the next five presidents must come from north of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Mississippi.

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made school boards. -- Mark Twain



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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Is it safe to say the writer of that letter (New York times author) doesn't like Bush very much? hehe



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by pteridine

Interesting post. I believe that many feel that way but do not blame poor Georgie, only. Daddy Bush, who orchestrated Dubya's presidency, and the republican Party who allowed it to happen are equally to blame.


Add in the democrats who failed to put up anyone worth voting for, so you had many who were not so much voting for Bush as much as voting against the extremely poor choices that were offered on the other side.

Add in Clinton who failed to do anything during his eight years towards the threats on America. His indecisiveness at every turn allowed those who had ill will towards us to operate unopposed from the start of his presidency all the way to 9/11.

Add in a completely failed Congress for the last 20 years, and you will see a bigger picture of failure than just Bush.



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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Starred and flagged.

Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the problems facing us today. They are ALL a bunch of corrupt lying, thieving, whore mongering, sodomites. America can do better.

[edit on 2-14-2009 by groingrinder]



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 04:47 PM
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This article further cements the truth about Bush Derangement Syndrome.

To be so blinded by hate can't be healthy.

They blame Bush for ignoring warnings about 9/11 in advance and doing nothing. Then they get angry after 9/11 when he actually does things that keep us safe.

I guess that is another side effect of BDS?



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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Keep people safe by invading Iraq when the supposed hijackers were saudi? Hell they should just have invaded France instead,sounds about as logical.



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 04:54 PM
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Yes, I've heard you mention BDS before. It's cute. There is however the opposite to this malady:



Also dangerous.



posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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"You took more than $70 billion out of the budget used by the Army Corps of Engineers in Louisiana to fund the repair and maintenance of the New Orleans levee system. Katrina struck not long after you took that money and poured it into the sand, and the levees failed for lack of funded upkeep. Through this, along with your disinterested disinclination to help your own countrymen in their hour of darkest need, you played the very last note for that old, sad, lost American city."

I can personally tell you as an employee of the USACE that the levee's that failed in NOLA were not maintained by the corp of engineers. Several years ago this particular section of the levee system was turned over to the city of new orleans. It was in fact the city's fault for sinking there money into the buisness district of down town rather than maintaining the levee system in this poorer part of town. President Bushes budget cut concerning the USACAE in no way affeceted the maintence of these levees in NOLA........I guess you didn't get the memo before you posted this crap on here huh?



posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 12:17 PM
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There is certainly enough blame to go around from the unintended consequences of poorly thought out social programs to the unadulterated greed of Wall Street and their Congressional backers.
Dubya was in so far above his head that Cheney and his cronies ran the show while letting Dubya think it was him calling the shots. the "everyone should own a house no matter what" legislation didn't account for human greed and corruption at all levels while financially stripping those trusting souls who were told that they had a chance.
Guilty bankers and Wall Street lawyers should get hard time and be financially stripped of everything for their crimes against the common man. This should trickle down to the mortgage brokers who diddled the paperwork to get their fees. All recovered valuable should be used to offset the debts of those who were duped. House flippers get no help as greed drove them also.



posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by Xtrozero
 

There is certainly enough blame to go around from the unintended consequences of poorly thought out social programs to the unadulterated greed of Wall Street and their Congressional backers.
Dubya was in so far above his head that Cheney and his cronies ran the show while letting Dubya think it was him calling the shots. the "everyone should own a house no matter what" legislation didn't account for human greed and corruption at all levels while financially stripping those trusting souls who were told that they had a chance.
Guilty bankers and Wall Street lawyers should get hard time and be financially stripped of everything for their crimes against the common man. This should trickle down to the mortgage brokers who diddled the paperwork to get their fees. All recovered valuable should be used to offset the debts of those who were duped. House flippers get no help as greed drove them also.


The scary part is the majority of the players are still in play, and these guys are directly responsible in they took the physical actions for us to fail. Bush was just out of his league in dealing with them who are STILL in control our country, and now the bailout that they orchestrated. They made tons of money to cause the bailout and they will get tons of money in the bailout…..



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