White House Keeps Busy Over Holidays
Here is a quick summary of some of the more disturbing news that was not brought to you by any of the major media in the last week. Sure, like always, the local and national media in all genres have been doing a fair job of presenting a version of news during this holiday season. Likewise, as always, over the last several days I have not been at even a moment's loss for cutting edge information on microscopic differences in area temperatures and precipitation (it's northwest Oregon, it rains in winter still, that's all I need to know); the latest on possible sightings of a local man who is said to have offed his entire family with no outward signs of trouble; how the Koreans are lousing up George W. Bush's imperial plans by pulling out the nukes ('Not a crisis,' according to soul brother number one, Colin Powell); and, perhaps most importantly, why it is singly important for Americans to finish off the civilian society of Iraq because the White House (allegedly) hates their dictator.
None of these aforementioned themes can be called news in any true sense of the word. Sure, it is news, of a sort, but for how long? Do we need all of the 'retired' Pentagon generals and majors giving us their fair and balanced opinions, as if a career in the American military leads inexorably toward a worldview that leaves a chance for peace?
Actually, the articles listed below are from the mainstream media, but they are conveniently ignored by the talking heads that direct our attention to all of the wrong minutiae, clearly establishing as 'FACT!' that the American media is firmly in the hands of the libruls.
It's been an interesting holiday, for those who have been neck deep in all manner of end of the year madness such as myself. You'll quickly note after reading the following articles, that the Bush administration has been hard at work on their continuing quest to hijack justice and democracy.
First, everyone will be happy to know that on December 28, Bush, Cheney, & Co., along with the pResident of Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, finally pushed through the pipeline deal that they had been negotiating with the Taliban prior to 911. For some reason, according to this repost from Truthout, Hamid Karzai, the mayor of Kabul, attended the signing ceremony on behalf of Khalilzad and, assuredly, the people of Afghanistan. Isn't it refreshing to know that, despite Bush's war on the world, business, any business, can still get done?
Unfortunately, there was at least one story that the White House did not find business-friendly, so they decided to prevent it from being told altogether. Why would the White House want to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency [sic] from revealing that there is a significant health threat related to asbestos contained in vermiculite ore mined out of Libby, Montana and used to insulate homes across America and the world?
link to www.boston.com
Of course, by now, everyone knows that the White House seized the original version of Iraq's report to the UN on its weapons programs, took it back to Washington, and removed 8 thousand pages of the 13,000 page document before giving the redacted version back to the United Nations. Everyone must also now know that the report revealed that American chemical and weapons suppliers, including Dick Cheney, provided Saddam Hussein with more support than suppliers from any other nation on earth.
What other sordid facts will emerge from Washington in the coming weeks? Hang onto your hat because the tale of this regime is getting more sordid by the day.
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