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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Butcher of Washington

Last night, the always informative PBS show 'Frontline', ran a story on the torture policy of the Iraq war. What is clear to me is that Donald Rumsfeld should be forever remembered as the "Butcher of Washington". He is the one that was (is) pushing so hard to extract information , by any means, from people. He fails to realize many things WRONG with this policy. 1) It's immoral. 2) It is the opposite of what this country is about. 3) As Sen. McCain will tell you, do unto others as you would have them do unto you (as in we have no right to bitch when our guys are get badly fucked over when they get captured). 4) A large percentage of the people detained and tortured/abused are either low-level grunts that have very little information to give or have nothing at all to do with the war and are simply innocent victims. 5) Torture rarely produces reliable info from the persons that are detained that ARE truly bad people. 6) You cannot change a country's 'hearts and minds' by doing the same thing Saddam did to them (and in the same prison to boot!) . 7) and what about the damage done to our soldiers, to carry out this brutality to civilians. Are we breeding psychological problems that society will have to deal with for years to come. I'll be the first to admit war is hell and killing has to be done to survive but one has to keep a sense of humanity to survive as well. This is not about a few bad apples as Frontline pointed out, as these tactics are being carried out all over the region. This is the policy.



If I had been the victim of this policy, I would make it my life's work to destroy those responsible. Hmmm..... I see I'm not the only one that feels this way (hence the ever increasing numbers of 'insurgents').

"Stay the Course" has been the motto of this adminstration for quite some time now. This is a core problem with today's neo-cons; their refusal to change course even in the face of irrefutable evidence that the route chosen to change the Iraqi regime will end in disaster. How can people so obviously smart be so absolutely stupid, so out of touch with reality ? The PNAC's plan to change the Middle East is disturbing to say the least. What incredible hubris, what arrogance, what pure EVIL.

So it seems quite fitting that the architect of this war, the Butcher of Washington, would be unable to accept that his plan has and will continue to be a failure. An inept, bungling disaster. He knows no other option than Stay The Course. We were lied to, into believing this war would take months. Whether we are there for 1 year or 10 years more, it will never be what the PNAC had planned.

You will hear supporters say that the Democrats have no solution, no plan. I don't believe that to be true. You will hear plenty of plans to finish this mess in '06 and definitely in '08. Look, the Republicans are in control of all three branches and this is their mess. I hate to say it but if a Democrat put out a plan, the Repubs would steal it, claim it as their own and in the long run this would keep them in power longer allowing them even more time to screw up this country. There's no benefit in helping them fix their mess. Not until the people that voted these criminals into office (you know the ones, those mental giants whose deepest thought of the day is looking at a Twinkie and thinking "I'm gonna turn you into poo") get fed up with the disaster they created will change come- only by voting Republicans out of office. And yes, a lot of corrupted Democrats voted for the war too. Some just believed the lies but others need to be voted out as well. There will be a time for that as well.

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