A Country That Could Only Be Ruled By a Monster

Five towns in rural Vermont have passed resolutions calling for the Impeachment
of President Bush
. For what? The list of his sins grows
weekly but includes malfeasance, misfeasance, lying, extortion, withholding
evidence, illegal fundraising, misinforming Congress, illegal slush funds,
persecution of US citizens, but worst of all, gross incompetence resulting
in a squandering of US resources, thousands of American lives, tens of
thousands of other innocent lives, and a betrayal of American ideals
it will take us generations to recover from.

As far as we are concerned, the only question left is who will do time and who will be alowed to slink off into the shadows and cesspools of historical ignominy.

But exhibits A-Z remain the instigation and prosecution
of the war. Four and a half years after 9/11, three years after the invasion
of Iraq,
and our enemies are more numerous and more fiercely dedicated to our
destruction. Usama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
are all still at large, podcasting and video blogging to fame and iconhood
in the Muslim world.

Correct us if we are wrong, but didn’t we just 60 years
ago, take on the most powerful evil empire in the history of the earth,
led by evil incarnate Adolf Hitler,
as well as the Italians of Il Duce and the millions of fanatical Japanese,
and vanquished them absolutely. And did it between December 7, 1941 (Pearl
Harbor Day) and the Japanese surrender in 1945?

And our involvement in World War 1 was even shorter! The United States
declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. The final Armistice was signed
on Nov. 11, 1918, just two and a half years later.

And these were WORLD wars! We thought technology and
smart weapons was supposed to SHORTEN wars, not lengthen them. We thought
were pointing
the way to the
future with the economical 6-day war, or the Yom Kippur war, largely
completed over a holiday three-day weekend.  This is clearly the
way to go.

But, NOOOOOooooo, George had to get us bogged down is
a quagmire of Nation Building, amidst dysfunctional local government,
sectarian violence and mounting hatred
of the obvious outsiders reigning over the whole sad, miserable landscape-

We have to face it – Iraq is not now and probably never
has been a cohesive country in the modern sense of the word. It is an
artificial construct
less than 100 years
ago out of the rubble of the Ottoman empire and handed over to an extended
family of Arab nomads
so that western oil companies would have somebody to negotiate with about
the extraction of precious black lifeblood the world has come to depend

It contains irreconcilable centuries-old antagonisms,
feuds, rivalries and hatreds between Sh’ites, Sunnis and Kurds which
have only been contained
temporarily by iron-fisted regimes, repression and violence.

At the trial of Saddam Hussein we have heard again and
again that he was a monster of historical proportions, and it is undoubtedly
true. But
the Western powers that created Iraq created an Abomination of a country
that could only be ruled by a monster.

Sadly, as is becoming increasing clear, now we have
become that monster.

impeachment article from the Boston Globe

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One Response to A Country That Could Only Be Ruled By a Monster

  1. SSD says:

    thanks for the heads up

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