Friday, November 04, 2005

This is not Necessarily Cheerful News

I hate to preface two perfectly good articles with a diatribe, but I don’t hate it enough to refrain from doing it.

I would say that these two articles bring a smile to my face, but they don’t. Here are four reasons why they don’t.

First, as one who rallied against the “upcoming” war before March of 2003, I find it heartbreaking that it’s taken this long for the American people to see deceit for what it is and, even more sadly, for the Democrats in Congress, the only people who could do anything about it, to act. That’s in terms of time.

We can’t overlook the fact that 30% of those polled still support The Regime. It’s a small number, but it’s a number above 0% and that’s unbelievable.

Secondly, the toll it’s taken in terms of lives is unconscionable. Did the Democrats have to wait this long to act?

I think Barbara Boxer is the best potential mainstream candidate for the 2008 presidential election, but, on the day that Reid called for a closed session of the US Senate, she said, “I’m proud to be a Democrat.”

I’m sorry Senator, but, with all due respect, your party waited for The Regime to begin to self-destruct before it exhibited the “courage” to act upon what many had been saying for a very long time.

Where was Kerry in ’04? He was talking about escalating the war.

Where was the Democratic Party’s outrage when The Downing Street Memos were released? It was on hold so that they could vote to give more blood money to The Regime.

The Democrats should have played hero before the 2000th death. The Democrats would have been heroes if they acted before the 200th death! The most heroic action, of course, would have been unanimous Democratic Party opposition before the first death!

Thirdly, what this entire nightmare says about at least half of the American people is absolutely stupefying. The Democrats didn’t act because they had no political need to act in accordance with the narcissistic nature of American partisan theatrics. Indeed, Democrats didn’t want to appear “unpatriotic” so close to September 11, 2001. They knew that their respective constituencies smelled Arab blood and they didn’t want to be political victims of that pogrom.

Finally, there’s the matter of who succeeds Bush should true justice prevail. I get all the way past the Vice Presidency, the Speaker of the House, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Secretaries of State, Treasury and Defense and the Attorney General before I get to anyone that I know sufficiently little about to even entertain the idea of finding an acceptable replacement. There is, in actuality, a regime which sits at the seat of the American government.

I'm thinking that a lot of us aren’t particularly overjoyed that enough people have finally awakened since November of 2000 to help administer Extreme Unction to The Regime.

Here are the articles:

“Bush's Increasing Mental Lapses and Temper Tantrums Worry White House Aides”
“GOP Leaders to Bush: 'Your Presidency is Effectively Over'”

To friendship,
Michael

“Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.” – Plato

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