Tonight our local Democratic Club showed IRAQ FOR SALE at the city library. There were probably 50 - 60 local residents who showed up. I must say, they were riveted to their seats the entire time. The movie is a devastating documentary on the rape of our U.S. Treasury by numerous private contractors working in Iraq, with the total, complicit support of the Bush-war Administration. It's not that it's almost like a group of wealthy thugs has taken over the government, it's that a wealthy group of thugs HAS taken over our government. As soon as they leave office (or are driven out) you'll never see them again. They aren't Americans. They are a sub-species of Homo sapiens that has not evolved as far as the rest of us.
We stupid (more evolved, but still stupid) Americans think that our only option is to wait around for elections to drive out the Neocon horde. No, people, we don't have to wait. Hundreds of lives are lost every day in Iraq because we are sitting on our asses, waiting for our turn to put marks on a piece of paper in a 3x3 booth November 7th. Come on, we're better than that, aren't we?
Remember, the rest of the world isn't going to continue standing on the sidelines, waiting for us to fix ourselves. Eventually there will be a breaking point, just like Germany in 1939, when the South Americans, the Africans, the Middle Easterners, the Asians, and the Canadians will have had enough. We are not invincible, and the faux Republicans are making darn sure that we become weaker every day.
In spite of what you might hear or read, Bush IS gearing up to attack Iran, a nation that hasn't attacked another in hundreds of years. The Republicans ARE going to maintain control of Congress (not legitimately, but hey, what's new?).
There is only one solution, and that's revolution. That's why it happens; it's the last resort, and we're fast approaching that destination.