eternal flame Wrote: I saw most of her show tonight ("Hubris") -- and it was wonderful. We can never get enough Reminder of the perpetual lies given out by the GOP on almost any topic. All the total Bulloney they fabricated & manipulated, in order to get the United States into a useless & unnecessary War. The total arrogance of Bush & Cheney - to put this nation into a tailspin, just so they could gain access to the IRAQ Oil fields.
But after incredible loss of life, among the Iraqi people, & living with the loss of their electrical power & water, for so many years, & not being able to run their businesses, or send their children to school, and having their nation bombed & occupied by an enemy. What kind of legacy is that to help the US reputation & prestige abroad? I think it leaves an indelible greasy stain on the whole image of America. And on We the People.
Now WHAT did we LOSE? Did we WIN the war? NO, it is really not even over yet. But it has cost us way over $3 trillion dollars, and thousands of American lives, & even more thousands who came home crippled, maimed, or with PTSD. Who is going to PAY for those lives? Who is going to pay for the WAR? It is WE THE PEOPLE. Out of our Taxes, we will all have to pay for that lousy stinking LYING WAR.
And who PROFITED from that war? (The usual suspects). It was Dick Cheney & George W. Bush, & all their GOP cronies who invested in defense industries, weaponry, & military hardware. (Sorta like the NRA on steroids). All that machinery is intended to KILL
So now after those same people have BANKRUPTED the US govt, with 2 or 3 Wars, so our Economy is on the brink of failure, & we have massive unemployment & foreclosure in this country, it is WE THE PEOPLE who are expected to Pay for it? While Bush & Cheney are shoveling in the trillion$ of dollar$ of PROFIT they got off the Iraqi OIL? And all the money from their $tock in the military industrial complex? A whole lot of that money is stuffed into bank accts in Switzerland & the Cayman Islands. (So Bush & Cheney can avoid paying taxes on it). NOTE: Tax evasion is a Felony.
CAUSING a TOTALLY FRAUDULENT WAR, which bankrupted We the People out of over $3 trillion, is a MASSIVE CRIME, and NOW (the GOP) want We The People TO PAY for their lousy WAR, -- by taking away our MEDICARE, & our SOCIAL SECURITY?
What do YOU think? Do you want all your Benefits (YOU PAID FOR) to be dissipated just to pay for the IRAQ WAR? (It bankrupted our Treasury).
Just so Cheney & Bush (& many others) do NOT have to pay their TAXES? Bush just bought a fancy new house about $8 million, in Dallas, besides the very luxurious Crawford Ranch (he kept just so he could go fishing). After numerous War Crimes, plotting a War based on LIES, bombing a nation that never threatened us or attacked us, violating numerous UN treaties, depriving Iraqi people of water & power for 10 years, putting US soldiers into harm's way for an UNJUST WAR, getting thousands of soldiers maimed & killed, for killing Saddam Hussein & his 2 sons when they were innocent of all charges made by BushCo, for the crime of causing massive unemployment in the USA, & leaving many Americans jobless & homeless, for destroying the good credit, the credibility & the prestige of America, -- BUSH & CHENEY OUGHT TO BE ARRESTED, & put into detention in a Federal Prison. Since their crimes are so horrendous they must never be allowed Bail, (they hate bail-outs, you may recall:) & since we already know they are BOTH GUILTY, we only must decide the appropriate punishment. Hmmm -- How to be punished for crimes against "humanity"?
Maybe we could do a little 'waterboarding' to get a "Confession" -- (they both love that technique). Once they have admitted to all the Money they OWE us, they could begin to make reparations, by writing massive checks (totaling $4 trillion or so) & they could send them to the US Treasury, especially the locations where the money is kept for the Social Security Fund & the Medicare Funds. After they get done paying in $4 trillion, which they owe to ALL of us, the American people, for the death of our soldiers & the ruination of our Economy... That is just the beginning...
Any addition to that, could pay Veterans Benefits, & keep the US Post Office in operation. By the time we do similar measures to the Wall Street CEO's -- who were all "too big to fail, & too big to jail" --- after a visit to the WaterBoard Motel, we could add trillion$ more to the US Treasury,
and again begin to be the Prosperous Nation of America. How simple it is..... seeking True JUSTICE.