Kevin, do you really think that there would be impeachment hearings if Bush bombed Iran? What do you base this on? Haven't you noticed that the Democratic Party is unwilling to talk about impeachment now even after Bush attacked Iraq? I don't see anything to convince me that Iran would be different. And that is one of the reasons why it is so wrong to not address impeachment for Bush's war on Iraq, you only encourage him. I don't see anyone now standing up and telling him that attacking Iran is off the table and illegal and that he will be impeached if he does. I can see him shrugging and saying "I said it was one of the axis of evil countries" and for people to leap to make excuses for his bombing of Iran (or morphing it into "America's" bombing of Iran and therefore it must be justified)
Could you please explain why powerful politicians who abuse our system is "we" and their crimes must not be seen but rather morphed into "we" of "America" and therefore it must be ignored? Can you just answer one question and tell me why these sick politicians morph into "America" itself in your mind and why you can't bear to read legitimate criticisms of them (or at this point not them but in your mind "America itself" or "us" or we".) Why do you feel it necessary to label accurate and vital analysis of foreign policies as "spiel" YET you don't have any trouble with someone (Kat) actually trashes us - THE AMERICAN PEOPLE themselves. You don't label all the crap she wrote about the American people "as a whole" as a "spiel", in fact you leap to defend her. Can you please tell me why you are so eager to find an excuse to disregard criticism of powerful individuals' actions which violate the very meaning of America yet you lap up a list of criticisms leveled at the American people.
You are so eager to excuse the powerful that you are concocting things I never said nor implied. Where are you getting "we are so fucking evil!" and "the rest of the world is so pure and good" An American citizen has a right and a responsibility to make sure that our representatives represent our interests and abide by their oaths of office. Why in the world do you resent this? Could you please explain this to me? And what the hell is "ultra-left wing" about it?
I don't think you have thought these issues through. These are life and death issues. 9/11 is a gravely serious issue and I find it extremely offensive how powerful individuals have betrayed the American people in order to serve special interests. George Tenet is one of these despicable men. He testified before the 9/11 Commission and helped push the lie that you have been deceived with by omitting the motive for the fatwa by omitting half of the key sentence and only referring to the first half: "In 1998, bin Laden issued a fatwa telling all Muslims it was their duty to kill Americans and their allies, civilian and military, wherever they may be." The second half of that sentence which read: “in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque [in Jerusalem] and the holy mosque [in Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.” Pundits are telling lies about 9/11. Thomas Friedman is one of these despicable men. He committed FRAUD by alleging that bin Laden "only started talking about "Palestine" after September 11." That is a lie, and a simple google search exposes it in seconds. Here is one example: "We feel for our brothers in Palestine and Lebanon." It is a fact that people in power are suppressing the motives for the 9/11 attacks and this fact was admitted to by the top chairmen of the 9/11 commission who write in their new book that commissioners, "rejected mentioning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the report." Please watch this: What motivated the 9/11 hijackers? See testimony most didn't Notice that FBI Special Agent Fitzgerald's testimony never made it into the report and the report makes no recommendation to address the main motive for the attacks.
Dishonesty about the 9/11 motives robs Americans of the freedom to decide for ourselves if we want to put our lives at risk over specific foreign policies.