"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

July 19, 2007

A Rant by Mike
Sobering op-ed in today's L.A. Times (excerpts):

....For the United States, the world is now, as a result of the Iraq war, a more dangerous place. At the end of 2002, what is sometimes tagged "Al Qaeda Central" in Afghanistan had been virtually destroyed, and there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq. In 2007, there is an Al Qaeda in Iraq, parts of the old Al Qaeda are creeping back into Afghanistan and there are Al Qaeda emulators spawning elsewhere, notably in Europe.

Osama bin Laden's plan was to get the U.S. to overreact and overreach itself. With the invasion of Iraq, Bush fell slap-bang into that trap. The U.S. government's own latest National Intelligence Estimate, released this week, suggests that Al Qaeda in Iraq is now among the most significant threats to the security of the American homeland.

....In history, the most important consequences are often the unintended ones. We do not yet know the longer-term unintended consequences of Iraq. Maybe there is a silver lining hidden somewhere in this cloud. But as far as the human eye can see, the likely consequences of Iraq range from the bad to the catastrophic.

Looking back over a quarter of a century of chronicling current affairs, I cannot recall a more comprehensive and avoidable man-made disaster.

What a fucked-up world we now live in, courtesy of the fuck-ups in the White House who fucked it all up.

Click the image repeatedly and say "fuck you" each time. Nothing will happen, but maybe you'll feel a little better...

Oh, and a great big "fuck you" to Nancy Pelosi for never starting the impeachment process. More than anyone else on the planet, she is most responsible for enabling the two fuck-ups to continue the slaughter of thousands of Iraqis each week of this horrible, bewildering occupation. She could have started the process this past January. Instead, the blood of tens of thousands of additional humans will be on her rotten hands. She deserves a first class seat, on the express train to hell, between cheney-fuck and the dumb one. Harry Reid? He'll be in the coach car. The rest of us? We've all got reservations on that train because we didn't really do anything to stop these people. Instead, we just sit around, reading and writing this shit.

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