Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Too Pissed to Post

So, the Republicans are dodging debate and the vote on any -- any, including the compromise with Republican Senator John Warner that Democrats hammered out (Warner joined the rest of his party voting to avoid debate on his own resolution) -- resolution, even as the body count of US military escalates further in Iraq.

We can now handily count the obfuscation and its toll in flesh and blood.

From the beginning, anyone within government circles who told the truth about this goddamned -- and I do mean God Damned -- war, including its dollars-and-cents cost, was unceremoniously ditched by President Bush and his Administration. As the trial of 'Scooter' Libby proceeds, we see just how outrageous this President, Vice President (the literal interpretation of this office now more appropo than it has been since Spiro Agnew resigned in disgrace) and his cabinet's behavior truly has been: at one of the most critical junctures of this war they pre-emptively executed, Bush, Cheney et al were too busy attacking another truth-sayer (read "foe"), via treasonous outing of his wife's identity as a covert CIA operative, to pay attention to their dirty little war and its consequences. It's an increasingly fascinating case history, but an absolutely sickening display of the total and abject abuse of power on a mind-boggling scale: they were too busy tarring and feathering one of their own to pay attention to Iraq.

This is horrendous, monstrous, appalling on so many levels, it's truly incomprehensible at this stage of the game.

I don't understand why impeachment is so cavalierly dismissed as simply not an option.


But, of course I do.

And our Senators are demonstrating again, today, why nothing will be done.

They can't even agree to discuss this -- their -- fucking war.

I'm sorry, man, for those of you (especially my friends) who are Republicans, but this, if I am to apply the dualistic rhetoric our current President so loves, is evil, pure and simple. The Republicans, in all their righteous piety, heartfelt convictions and madness, are no longer simply denying reality: they are, by their own definition, doing evil.

Measure the toll of this latest obfuscation in the hard reality of our own military servicemen and women's body count, and tell me otherwise.

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Blogger Marky Mark said...

Hi Steve.

I'll be serious for once. No spam poems today.

I'm not a Republican and not a Hawk, but I know you think of me when you implore us fools to see the light.

I'm sure you know this, but I'll repeat it: Mitch McConnell wanted Harry Reid to allow debate on two other resolutions. One was a show of support for troops. The other one would prevent fund withdrawals and not set deployment deadlines.

That's where things ground to a halt. Both parties.

And besides - I don't think anyone can stop debate, dissent, etc. So it's not happening on the floor of the Senate? So what? Who is going to sit and watch it on C-Span? The Pros and Cons are all being heard.

Blogger dogboy443 said...

From one liberal fur-face to another...I absolutely agree with your rant.

Thank you,
The Other Mark M.

Blogger HemlockMan said...

It's all grandstanding on both sides. Our so-called "opposition party" has no balls.

George W. Bush and company need to be hauled before a court and be tried for war crimes. They've already slaughtered twice as many Iraqis as they claim Saddam Hussein killed.

Anonymous sp said...

Did anyone catch what Nader said on Colbert last night? W is indeed the idiot son of a recessive gene and it must be why he's crossed the line from simple stupidity into evil. Isn't there some petition somewhere for impeachment? But, should it happen ... Gawd ... President Cheney? Could anything be even worse? One gets the feeling these a-holes all subscribe to the philosophy Nixon espoused to Hunter T. in the bathroom: "Fuck the doomed." And we, my friends, are the doomed.

I predict: Tactical nukes used on iran before 2008.

Anonymous Ashley said...

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are the only news I can really watch without becoming enraged. We don't have cable, so we download them from iTunes because they're that good.

Kudos to Nader for the appearance.. made me smile when he remarked that Stewart's comment about the Dems playing for the same dollar as the Reps was a massive understatement.


Blogger SRBissette said...

Mark, not aiming these posts at you, but you mistake my point: the lack of debate (which is, at last, creeping along, if they can agree to debate, and if so when) isn't the malignance -- the inner workings of the cabal being revealed via the Scooter Libby trial, and the timing of that behavior of 2003 (coinciding with critical periods in Iraq, when it might have been possible to change or at least positively impact the course of this disastrous conflict), confirms/reveals truly insidious, irresponsible and treasonous behavior. Bush, Cheney, Rove were more intent on demolishing a foe via outing Valerie than on their own war.

I open with mention of the current senate deadlock as evidence of why nothing will be done about the horrific mismanagement and criminal behavior of this Administration: the Senate has no will to deal with it, or much of anything of consequence relating to the war and Bush, Cheney, et al, period.

Nader on THE DAILY SHOW (not Colbert) was indeed memorable, especially for his tale of his mother's handshake with ol' Prescott Bush, then-CT Gov. and patriarch of the whole damn current clan. That was a great anecdote.


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