Will be in front of Sen. Wyden's office on Thursday, Feb 1-2007 from 11:45AM to about 1:30 PM. I truly believe the dems have to be kicked in the ass every few days or they will take the easy way out of this mess called the Occupation of Iraq. My sign will say:
NOTICE TO DEMS
"Want to take a ride------11:30-1:30---Sen. Wyden's office Feb 1 @ 1220 SW 3rd Ave. outside. I will be flying my American Flag at half-mast for those who will die between the 1st and the 8th of February. Now for my rant!
WE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED SINCE 9/11
Almost everyday I hear some NeoCon or a supporter of the Bush madness say something like, "We have not been attacked since 9/11 and that shows that Bush is doing a good job." I have to take deep breaths and say calming things under my breath in order not to throw something. We have been attacked again and again but not by al Qaeda.
We have been attacked by our own government in every way you can imagine, in our homes---in our churches---in our privacy---in our souls. The Bush administration has tortured, murdered and caused the rest of the world to wonder what terrible mental disease has struck the United States of America. This new illness should be called "Mental Syphilis." The Bill of Rights is now just a piece of paper, and Bush likes to make paper planes out of a copy of the Constitution. Wars and more wars!
There are now so many spy agencies that they spy on themselves for weeks before they know that they are spying on spies. We have the FBI, NAS, IRS, HOMELAND NUTS, DOD, NIS, MILITARY INTEL, CIA, CID, and these are off the top of my head---there are lots more. We are a country under siege but not from al Qaeda.
Have you wondered why al Qaeda has not committed another attack on our cities? The first question you should ask yourself is, can they?
Our borders are wide open, according to Lou Dobbs and others, people are coming across at unprecedented rates. Al Qaeda is aware of this route and what about just coming in as a tourist or a student----easy. You do know that when you fly your baggage is searched but everything else in the storage part of the plane is not searched or screened---al Qaeda knows this by now. So why haven't they attacked us?
The first attack on the towers in New York took place in 1993, the next attack came in 2001, eight years later. This is not a group who is interested in taking out a bus or train in the US, they want something bigger than 9/11---and that should scare the hell out of all of us. That is why the 9/11 Commission recommended so many changes in the way we do things; Bush said no---not needed. The Democratic Congress is moving as fast as they can to implement all of the Commission recommendations, and that is a good first step. This is five years after 9/11---Are we safer?
So, all you people who think that BushCo is making your life safer---think again. Unless we find some way of understanding what is happening in the world, we will suffer attacks by people who feel that we treat them with contempt. Bush and many of our State Dept. people as late as last year could not tell you the difference between Shiites and Sunni. We are being led by the worst kind of loons---dumb loons.
Just imagine a President who stands before the American people and the rest of the world and says, "We went into Iraq because we thought they were going to attack us---we were wrong. We went into Iraq because the people of Iraq wanted to have a chance at democracy, we were wrong. We went into Iraq with the intentions of solving the Middle East problems, naive and wrong. We tried but failed to free Iraq we now ask the world to help us put Iraq back together. As an act of good faith, we will stop all construction on permanent bases, embassies, or any other plan that even looks like we want to stay. We will and have cancelled all deals made by Mr. Brenner or any representatives of the United States. We will, after our troops are withdrawn in the next few months, make war reparations to the government of Iraq. The government of Iraq should be what the people want and not what outsiders demand. We will work with all those countries who want to see a strong and independent Iraq. This is only the first part of a series of events that will happen in the near future. Gitmo will be closed and all prisoners be given a fair trial or released as soon as possible, the International Red Cross will be given this task and our military who control all camps will be removed and replaced with human rights agencies. We will call for a regional summit to resolve problems about borders and other grievances outstanding to this day.""
Now can you, in your most optimistic moment, imagine Bush or Cheney saying anything close to this?
Bush's answer to any problem is to kill it, maybe that is why we had a bug man in charge of the House before 2006. Bush and Cheney should go the way of the bug man---go away and be tried for their crimes.
In peace and hope,