12/11/2005: Decibels rising...
"I am growing more and more disgusted by anyone who remains a Republican anymore.
Now why do you think that is? It's because they desperately wanted to go to war.
How many stories do you have to see about this before you get it through your thick head that they purposely picked the worst intelligence to make their case because they were going to war no matter what? The CIA told the administration just ten days after September 11th that there was no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq. A Presidential Daily Briefing on September 21, 2001 explained at length that Saddam not only did not work with al-Qaeda but considered them a threat. And Dick Cheney goes around to this day insinuating a link.
How bad do these people have to be before your conscience kicks in? I hit that threshold about three years ago when I ran screaming from the Republican Party. I am beginning to believe anyone who remains after hearing this type of evidence against the administration is simply not a good person.
That seems like an over-the-top statement, but it really isn't. In fact, there is almost no other explanation. Who supports the use of torture? Who supports the unwarranted invasion of other countries based on intelligence we knew was made up? And who thinks we should use torture to get that bad intelligence so we can start that senseless war? Bad people.
The only defense Republicans have now is that they're ignorant. If you are ignorant of these facts, I feel sorry for you but I understand you have been manipulated and duped. But if you know these facts and you still support this administration, you are as guilty as they are and you are as un-American as they are.
This not only applies to members of the public who remain loyal to the Republican Party, but applies even more so to members of Congress who remain loyal to this administration. They cannot even feign ignorance. They have put allegiance to their political party over their allegiance to the core principles of this country.
There used to be a slogan during the McCarthy era -- better dead than red. I guess the new slogan is -- better Republican than American.
Torture is un-American. Wars of aggression, besides being war crimes, are un-American. Lying to the American people and to the world so that you can invade and occupy a country that didn't attack us is un-American. Believing the Egyptian justice system is better than the American justice system is un-American. Causing the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians (those are real people, real kids, real families just like your own) and thousands of American soldiers based on lies acquired through torture is un-American.
And if you still don't get this, you sicken me.
-- Cenk Uygur (Hufington Post).
I don't know that I could go so extremely far in denouncing ALL GOP-Republicans (having so many family and friends of various political persuasions across the spectrum) but one has to WONDER at those 25%-ers who blindly swallow all the propaganda, refuse to question the bAdmin.
Who are the *hold harmless crowd* that refuse to join the growing chorus of demands for some ACCOUNTABILITY for anything. Decibels are rising for those answers.
It's not too much to ask for accountability and answers (truthful answers) to the issues on the table. Our system of government demands it and the truth will come. Better now than later.
Karen on 12.11.05 @ 07:25 AM CST