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    War and Terror: Prosecuting Bush and Cheney Could Avert Future Wars
    Sunday, August 30 @ 04:49:00 UTC
    BushwackedBy Sherwood Ross
    August 30, 2009

    Allowing today’s leaders to get away with war crimes will send a dangerous signal to future leaders that they can do the same.

    “The battle to impose criminal responsibility upon them (Bush, Cheney, etc.) is not for today alone but to safeguard a vast future,” points out Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover.

    “Otherwise the future will be threatened by Executive lawlessness undertaken because of knowledge that leaders need fear to no personal consequences,” he writes in his recently published “America 2008”(Doukathsan Press).

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    Israel-Palestine: The Humiliation of America
    Wednesday, January 14 @ 05:04:04 UTC
    BushwackedBy Paul Craig Roberts
    January 14, 2009
    Information Clearinghouse

    “Early Friday morning the secretary of state was considering bringing the cease-fire resolution to a UNSC vote and we didn’t want her to vote for it.” Olmert said. “I said ‘get President Bush on the phone.’ They tried and told me he was in the middle of a lecture in Philadelphia. I said ‘I’m not interested, I need to speak to him now.’ He got down from the podium, went out and took the phone call.”

    “Let me see if I understand this,” wrote a friend in response to news reports that Israeli Prime Minister Olmert ordered President Bush from the podium where he was giving a speech to receive Israel’s instructions about how the United States had to vote on the UN resolution. “On September 11th, President Bush is interrupted while reading a story to school children and told the World Trade Center had been hit--and he went on reading. Now, Olmert calls about a UN resolution when Bush is giving a speech and Bush leaves the stage to take the call. There exists no greater example of a master-servant relationship.”

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    War and Terror: Bush at the UN: a war criminal lectures the world on 'human rights'
    Wednesday, September 26 @ 10:58:56 UTC
    BushwackedBy Bill Van Auken
    September 26, 2007

    George W. Bush delivered his next to the last annual address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Taking the same podium that he used five years ago to condemn the world body to “irrelevance” if it failed to rubber stamp his plans for a war of aggression against Iraq, Bush cast his regime in Washington as the world’s greatest champion of human rights and its most generous and selfless benefactor.

    That the assembled UN delegates could sit through and then politely applaud such a hypocritical harangue from a man who is without rival as the world’s greatest war criminal is testimony to the spinelessness and complicity of both the world’s governments and the United Nations itself.

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    War and Terror: Once George Bush has got hold of a bad idea he just can't let it go
    Thursday, February 22 @ 03:26:10 UTC
    BushwackedWe watch plans for an attack on Iran unfold even as the official narrative for the run-up to the Iraq war unravels

    By Gary Younge, The Guardian UK
    February 19, 2007

    On December 20 1954, a woman known as Marion Keech gathered her followers in her garden in Lake City, Illinois, and waited for midnight, when flying saucers were supposed to land and save them from huge floods about to engulf the planet. Keech had received news of the impending deluge from Sananda, a being from the planet Clarion, whose messages she passed on to a small group of believers. Unbeknown to her, the group had been infiltrated by a University of Minnesota researcher, the social psychologist Leon Festinger.

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    War and Terror: How Many More Will Die for Bush's Ego?
    Sunday, December 10 @ 19:44:05 UTC
    BushwackedBy Paul Craig Roberts, counterpunch.org

    Last July in response to Bush-the-Evil's enabling of Israel's gratuitous slaughter of thousands of Lebanese civilians and destruction of the country's infrastructure, I wrote about "the shame of being an American." With the ongoing slaughter of our troops and Iraqi civilians in Bush's war in Iraq, it is time to revisit that theme.

    As the Iraqi civil war (euphemistically termed "sectarian violence") intensifies, both US and Iraqi casualties have sharply increased. Thirty-five US troops have been killed in the first week of December. Iraqis are dying at each other's hands at about 100 per day, with many more wounded by bombs.

    Iraqi civilians continue to suffer at the hands of the US military, with the latest news being a US air strike that wiped out two families totaling 32 people.

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    War and Terror: When Denial Goes Pathological
    Saturday, December 02 @ 17:49:30 UTC
    BushwackedIs President Bush Sane?

    By Paul Craig Roberts, counterpunch.org

    Tens of millions of Americans want President George W. Bush to be impeached for the lies and deceit he used to launch an illegal war and for violating his oath of office to uphold the US Constitution.

    Millions of other Americans want Bush turned over to the war crimes tribunal at the Hague. The true fate that awaits Bush is psychiatric incarceration.

    The president of the United States is so deep into denial that he is no longer among the sane.

    Delusion still rules Bush three weeks after the American people repudiated him and his catastrophic war in elections that delivered both House and Senate to the Democrats in the hope that control over Congress would give the opposition party the strength to oppose the mad occupant of the White House.

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    Inside U.S.A.: Rumsfeld Dumped, Bush Suggests a Spook
    Wednesday, November 08 @ 19:13:09 UTC
    BushwackedBy Kurt Nimmo, kurtnimmo.com

    It is all smoke and mirrors, as usual.

    "Robert Gates, the 63-year-old career intelligence officer chosen to replace Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, takes over with the clearest of missions: get American troops out of Iraq as quickly and cleanly as possible," reports the Times Online.

    In fact, this is not the "clearest of missions," as Congress, increasingly under the control of the Democrat side of the Property Party equation, has not explicitly declared it plans to leave Iraq in the near future, fearing the connotation it has "cut and run" once again, this time allowing "al-Qaeda," as Bush said during his press conference earlier today, to inundate Iraq and use it as a base of operations, never mind the Iraqi resistance is likely to resist "al-Qaeda" jihadists as a foreign contagion, and also never mind "al-Qaeda" is essentially a creation of American, Pakistani, and British intelligence.

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    Inside U.S.A.: Democrats defend 'our president' against international criticism
    Tuesday, September 26 @ 06:25:47 UTC
    BushwackedBy Patrick Martin, wsws.org

    The pretense that the Democratic Party represents some sort of opposition to the Bush administration was punctured again last week when leading Democrats vociferously condemned the anti-Bush speech given by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the United Nations General Assembly.

    Chavez, who narrowly escaped being murdered in a US-backed military coup in 2002, denounced President Bush personally as "the devil" and criticized American foreign policy as militaristic and imperialist. He told reporters afterwards that Bush was not a legitimate president because he "stole the elections," and "he is therefore a dictator."

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    War and Terror: Reflections On Our Inner Bush: Corporate Monkeys In Our National House Of Mirror
    Friday, September 22 @ 05:58:30 UTC
    Bushwacked By Phil Rockstroh

    “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts’ desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.'' -- H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Sun, 1920

    As Americans waddled into the new century, overweight, overworked, and as self aware as a cloister of sea slugs -- so too arrived, affecting his bandy-legged, fake cowboy swagger, George W. Bush, to usher in this era of unquenchable, consumer craving and perpetual, martial emergency.

    Currently, we watch as Bush vacillates between chest-puffing belligerence and jaw-gyrating fecklessness. Due to his hapless response to overwhelming events, some commentators have made comparisons to Jimmy Carter. Not true: Carter, as beset by tumult and contretemps as his administration was during the late 1970s, never resembled, as Bush does, a tweaked-out methhead in the throes of a full-blown Methamphetamine-induced psychosis.

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    War and Terror: Impeachment is too good for Bush
    Tuesday, May 16 @ 11:04:07 UTC
    BushwackedPlaying Into the Hands of the Democrats

    By Mickey Z., counterpunch.org

    There's talk of impeachment making the rounds these days ... and it's not just partisan hyperbole.

    As Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky explain in their new book, "The Case for Impeachment," the legal argument for removing George W. Bush from office is clear, present, and urgent.

    However, for those seeking peace and justice, there are two reasons why impeachment should only be judged as a means to an end:

    1. Impeachment is too good for him Sure, the planet would breathe a sigh of relief should Dubya get the boot, but why let him off the hook so easily? As Lindorff and Olshansky state: "The evidence of ... constitutional transgressions, violations of federal and international law, abuse of power, and criminal negligence as chief executive ... are so blatant one might think conviction would be a foregone conclusion."

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    Inside U.S.A.: The president says immigrants 'must learn to misinterpretate English'
    Saturday, May 06 @ 18:22:38 UTC
    BushwackedBy Greg Palast, GregPalast.com

    OK, I made that up. The quote may be fabricated, but, for Cinco de Mayo, our President did really, truly demand that, "Those who come here to our country have a responsibility to learn the English language."

    Fair enough. Certainly, would-be citizens, indeed all citizens, should be required to comprehend the following sample of the Mother Tongue, spoken by the President himself. This is from Mr. Bush's February 4, 2005 explanation of how he will "save" our Social Security system. Take notes, class, there will be a test:

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    War and Terror: Dead Cities
    Saturday, April 15 @ 02:24:05 UTC
    BushwackedBy Chris Floyd

    04/14/06 "Moscow Times" -- -- Of all the war crimes that have flowed from the originating crime of President George W. Bush's unprovoked invasion of Iraq, perhaps the most flagrant was the destruction of Fallujah in November 2004. Now, as ignominious defeat looms for Bush's Babylonian folly, some of the key players in fomenting the war are urging that the "Fallujah Option" be applied to an even bigger target: Baghdad.

    What these influential warmongers openly call for is the "pacification" of Baghdad: a brutal firestorm by U.S. forces, ravaging both Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias in a "horrific" operation that will inevitably lead to "skyrocketing body counts," as warhawk Reuel Marc Gerecht cheerfully wrote last week in the ever-bloodthirsty editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. Gerecht's war whoop quickly ricocheted around the right-wing media echo chamber and gave public voice to the private counsels emanating from a group whose members now comprise the leadership of the U.S. government: The Project for the New American Century.

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    War and Terror: Bush's Divorce from Reality
    Tuesday, March 28 @ 01:55:46 UTC
    BushwackedImpeachment or Resignation: Pick Your Poison

    By Ralph Nader, counterpunch.org

    Attention please, good people! Adjust your routines and come to the aid of your country, and your children with your thoughtful patriotism. Don't just hope for impeachment, demand the resignation now of the mad hatters in the White House--George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.

    Already, a large majority of you do not consider this shifty duo trustworthy. By more than two to one you disapprove of Bush's war in Iraq. Similar majorities believe this is also a President whose administrative incompetence--note the post-Katrina debacles compared to his promises last September in that devastated New Orleans--nearly matches his penchant for daily fabrications.

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    Inside U.S.A.: Bush Gets Deserved Dressing Down at King Funeral
    Sunday, February 12 @ 03:45:16 UTC
    BushwackedBy Kurt Nimmo, kurtnimmo.com

    It says something about our "democracy" when Bush can only face criticism in public as a side effect of his attendance at a funeral. Earlier today, the civil-rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery managed to take Bush to task for his war crimes and pathological lies (or the lies programmed in his alcohol and coke damaged head by the Straussian neocons) during the funeral of Coretta Scott King. "We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said, reading a poem. "But Coretta knew and we knew that there are weapons of misdirection right down here." In response, Lowrey received a two minute standing ovation.

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    Inside U.S.A.: Bush the Dupe?
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 00:51:06 UTC
    Bushwacked"Who Will Rid Me of My Meddlesome Cabinet?"

    By Gary Leupp, counterpunch.org

    I read in the Drudge Report that Bush "has become isolated and feels betrayed by key officials." Maybe Cheney and his neocon protégés are really in the dog house these days. The report asserts that "Mr. Bush maintains daily contact with only four people: first lady Laura Bush, his mother, Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes."

    I read too on Capitol Hill Blue news service that presidential aides have become increasingly concerned about Bush's "short temper and tirades," directed especially at anyone who questions his war and his honesty. But he's also been exploding in cabinet meetings at his subordinates. Angry at his enemies, angry at his friends, he may be under stress and returning to his youthful habits. Check out this video clip of his appearance at Jerry Kilgore's campaign rally in Virginia awhile back.

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