Police in Orange County, California have questioned a
black man who they describe as a possible witness in a case involving some ricin
that was found in baby food jars in a local supermarket. "Hey, why did you
say they questioned a "black" man? Are you some kind of racist or something?
You should have just said they questioned a man...ah, that would be sexist. You
should have said that they questioned a person." (Ho hum, yawn)
Ricin in baby food?! That does it! Ricin can be a WMD. Friggin'
baby food of mass destruction. It's evil. And, get this, there are some Iranians
living in Orange County. If you connect up the dots the way the Bush administration
did in Iraq you'll see that evil Iran must be dealt with. Prepare the bombers
for an attack on Iran buckos! Those terrorist fiends need to be wiped out. And,
you can bet that while the bombers are flying and our fighting men and women are
in harm's way, that flip flopping girlie man John Kerry will flip and say: "Poison
in baby food is bad." And then he'll flop and say: "Why Iran? They didn't
have anything to do with this." What a friggin' wimp. We gotta go kill some
Iranian towel heads like we're killing those Iraqi towel heads right now. They
need American freedom and democracy--not to mention string bikinis for their women.
Be a good American and support George Bush. He isn't distracted with facts and
complexity like that Kerry guy. And, while we're thinking about that flip flopping
Kerry, you know those medals that he got while Bush was avoiding going to Vietnam?
Hell, they're nothing. He probably wounded himself three times to get three purple
hearts. And the bronze and silver stars? Nothing. Anyone could get them. Why,
just look at George Bush's medals...well okay he doesn't have any, but look at
the keen flight suit he wore when he landed on that carrier to announce that the
Iraq war was over--several thousand deaths ago. We need a prez who looks good
in a borrowed flight suit for a photo op, and who speaks in simple sentences.
Among the Bushies there can be no doubt about our
need to bomb Iran. Remember 9-11? What more do we need? Never mind that the person
in Orange County that the police have talked to about ricin is apparently not
Iranian. I already told you there are some Iranians living in the county or who
passed down the freeway through the county at some time or another. Hey, terrorists
attacked New York. Besides, the Iranian leaders hate our freedom, just like the
Iraqi leaders did. Geez, if we can put a man on the moon...stay the course...revile
the Bush haters...eat freedom fries...say twenty-three skidoo...remember the Maine...and
know that it's only pinko commies and Bush haters who would criticize the President
when we're at war, then we damn sure can bomb those baby killing Iranian terrorists."
(Ho hum, yawn)
Never fear for your safety with the Bushies in power.
The rest of the world all loves us. We know that because that's what the neocons
are saying. And, hey, we're not the only ones in Iraq, you know. Some suck-up
countries that rely on American foreign aid have a couple of their soldiers there
too. You can also sleep secure in the knowledge that the Bush administration is
still leaving no stone unturned in its search for WMD's in the Middle East--so
long as those stones aren't in Israel which reportedly has nukuler bombs up the
wazoo. Why does Israel get a pass? "Hey, are you an anti-Semite? Israel is
a democracy. Israel is our friend." How do we know Israel is our friend?
Why, they graciously relieve us of billions and billions of American tax dollars
so we don't have to waste American money on helping American poor people right
here in America and maybe do something about providing health care for our own
citizens. And all the killing of Palestinians by Israel? "Hey, they had it
coming, besides most Palestinians are Muslims. And, you know what that means,
live in insane double standard times, dear friends. It is a time when many people,
who once believed that true conservatives are more principled than liberals and
don't have double standards, are waking up to the truth. This doesn't bode well
for Bush's reelection. Quick evidence of this double standard can easily be heard
on the neocon Rush Limbaugh Program. Take a listen and you may hear Limbaugh,
who constantly attacks liberals and Democrats, actually praising some liberal
Democrats--such as former New York mayor Ed Koch--as being okay with him. Why?
Because these Limbaugh favored liberal Democrats support President Bush's war
in Iraq. What Limbaugh "forgets" to tell listeners is that the liberal
Democrats he praises are almost always Jewish. Why do you suppose Limbaugh didn't
think that fact was important? "Damn, there you go again with that anti-Semitism.
Don't you remember 9-11? We had to attack Iraq. It was America that was attacked."
the time you read this, more than 914 Americans will have been killed in Iraq
for no good reason. Of course, Limbaugh is quick to tell his audience that they
were all volunteers. Right. Our soldiers volunteered to die? Nonsense. They volunteered
for the military. Dying is a risk one always faces in the military, but dying
in a meaningless war wasn't part of the deal that most thought they were making
with the government. Implicit in the volunteerism of most is the belief that our
leaders won't send them in harm's way without good reason. But, what is the real
basis for the volunteerism? As I've written before, many of our military people
have been manipulated into joining the service for a variety of reasons in our
decaying culture. Some needed jobs to replace the ones that were stolen by illegal
aliens or to replace jobs shipped overseas by Bush policies. Some wanted an education
that they couldn't afford to buy with their family resources; unlike the children
of the elites' like Bush, who didn't have to go in the military to get an education.
Some believed the neocon propaganda that Iraq was about to invade the U.S. And
then there's the little matter of the secret draft that is sending thousands of
"volunteer" National Guard members to kill and be killed in Iraq. When
you look at the death statistics of Americans killed in Iraq you see hundreds
of very young people and some who are in their forties and fifties. These older
ones are usually members of the National Guard. They're your local teachers and
cops and mechanics who certainly didn't volunteer to go to Iraq. They thought
that if they ever had to fight they'd be defending their own home towns from some
invading enemy. That's what National Guard means. It doesn't mean being ripped
from your home town and being thrown into a desert thousands of miles away where
you are part of an invasion and occupation force that is attacking wedding parties,
torturing prisoners, and killing kids.
My guess is that few of our soldiers, sailors, Marines
and airmen volunteered to kill and be killed for no good reason. And, there is
no good reason for what is going on in Iraq. None. Zero. Zip. You don't have to
be a leftist or a liberal to know this. True conservatives and others who are
traditionally considered to be on the right know the truth. And, the truth is
the truth no matter who says it. If John Kerry speaks the truth, it's still the
truth. If George Bush speaks the truth, it's still the truth. The problem is that
Bush has not been speaking the truth. Need we remind readers that the rationale
for attacking Iraq was weapons of mass destruction? Smart people aren't buying
Bush's excuse that he got bum intelligence. It's his job to get good intelligence.
He has the responsibility. You can always delegate authority but you can never
delegate responsibility. If Bush had spent more time in the real military instead
of running someone's political campaign on our dime, he might have learned that.
Most honest, bright people also understand that it was the United States that
attacked Iraq. It was not Iraq that attacked the United States. If I could figure
out and write columns, as I did, long before we attacked Iraq, pointing out that
it didn't make any sense to think that Iraq was a danger, then you'd think the
President should have been able to also figure it out with all the resources at
his disposal. But he didn't. Now the sands of Iraq are soaked with human blood.
In my book, that makes Bush unfit to be President. Human lives have been thrown
away as though they were nothing more than garbage. I don't care if you're on
the right, in the middle, or on the left, you have to understand that life is
precious. You don't throw it away for nothing, and you don't take other people's
children and send them to a war that doesn't have to be fought. And, that's exactly
what is happening in Iraq. If the war truly is important to America, then Bush
and his elite pals should send their children to Iraq. It's not going to happen,
Many of our surviving military people in Iraq will
return alive but dead inside and they'll be full of disillusionment and will have
emotional problems and will join the many Vietnam vets who wander aimlessly from
homeless shelter to homeless shelter. Count on it.
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Advance notice: H. Millards new book: OURSELVES ALONE & HOMELESS JACKS RELIGION
should be in book stores and at amazon.com by the end of the summer.
Meanwhile, the following are available right now:
TWO BOOKS BY H. MILLARD
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1. ROAMING THE WASTELANDS |
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