- The latest national survey by the Pew
Research Center finds that President Bush's support among the American
people has fallen to 33 percent. Even more devastatingly, the survey finds
that people's most frequently used one-word description of President Bush
- The chief chaplain for the New York City
Corrections Department told a Tucson audience that "the greatest terrorists
in the world occupy the White House." Two years ago when New York
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was suppressing demonstrations at the Republican
National Convention, the chief chaplain would have been fired for his remarks,
but not today.
- Abroad among peoples who formerly looked
to America for leadership, American atrocities in Iraq have created sympathy
and support for the Iraqi resistance.
- When the Bush administration gets in
trouble, it turns to war, which has worked for it in the past. Thus, this
past week there was live coverage of "Operation Swarmer," which
occupied a solid day on CNN and Fox "News." The venerable Washington
Monthly reports that the hyped "assault on Samarra" was nothing
but a Potemkin operation a set propaganda piece to demonstrate U.S.
military prowess and the battle-ready "new Iraqi army," only
there were no insurgents in Samarra to battle. The much-hyped "Operation
Swarmer" was a photo op for TV cameras as troops fired into empty
- One can imagine the thoughts in Bush's
mind: "Thank goodness I didn't capture bin Laden. Maybe he will strike
again and bail me out."
- What is going to rescue Bush? Not the
Republican Party. A few Republican congressmen, such as Walter Jones, are
trying to get a debate going, but Republicans believe that they are stuck
to the fate of their man. There is no one within the administration to
turn Bush toward diplomacy and away from coercion.
- Created on the principle that "you
are with us or against us," Bush's administration is all of one mind.
They are all neocons. There are no real conservatives or traditional Republicans
in the Bush administration. This is the first administration in my lifetime
in which there is no debate. The absence of debate means there is no check
on reckless and ill-advised policies and corrupt schemes.
- Neocons don't believe in debate. They
specialize in slandering critics and stamping out debate. Dissent is not
possible within the Bush administration, because dissent is equated with
treason and anti-Americanism. "You are with us or against us."
Increasingly, Republicans demonize their critics as "abettors of terrorism."
The Republicans' intolerance for debate makes many Americans uneasy about
the real purpose of the $385 million detention camp that Halliburton is
building in the U.S. for the Bush administration.
- Neocons don't believe in diplomacy. They
believe in coercion. Neocons denigrate diplomacy as the epitome of weakness.
Neocons slap down diplomacy before it can rise. The Iranians offered talks,
and neocon National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley immediately slapped
down the offer as "simply a device by the Iranians to try to divert
pressure that they are feeling." The Bush neocons are bent on war
with Iran. They don't want any talks. In their books, neocons have demonized
Muslims in the same way that the Nazis demonized Jews. Demonization makes
- On March 17, William Rivers Pitt declared
Bush to be "deranged, disconnected, and dangerous." But what
else to expect from a neocon administration that declares that it creates
its own reality and mocks its critics for being "reality-based"?
Neocons insanely believe that American power can be used to recreate the
world in America's image. Neocons are dangerous because they really believe
that the U.S. can invade the Middle East, deracinate Islam, and install
- These disconnected neocons are not shaken
by facts or by results. Their evil eye falls on U.S. field commanders and
CIA analysts who declare that the U.S. military is creating insurgents
faster than it can kill them.
- Creating your own reality means that
when you cannot put down a resistance based in 5 million Iraqi Sunnis,
you attack 70 million Iranians, who are allied with 15 million Shia in
Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine.
- The Bush administration is sending every
signal that it is determined to go to war with Iran. Will the rest of the
world block the American aggression, or will the rest of the world decide
that it is in the world's best interest for the hubris-driven hegemon to
exhaust itself in conflict in the Middle East?
- A thank you to readers: I appreciate
the support demonstrated by your anger at the neocon Web site, FrontPageMag,
for slandering me. But to put a different light on the matter, let me ask
you, what would you think of me if I were praised by FrontPageMag? Isn't
it preferable to be denounced by the neocon brownshirts? What better secures
- Neocons are incapable of debate, because
they don't believe in it. Neocons rely on disinformation and deceit to
impose their agenda.
- Neocons do not believe in the U.S. Constitution,
civil liberties, the separation of powers, or the Geneva Conventions. According
to published reports, President Bush described the Constitution as "a
scrap of paper." Bush's attorney general, vice president, and secretary
of defense have openly defended the Bush administration's practice of torture,
violations of habeas corpus, and illegal spying. These high officials,
in violation of their oath of office, have openly declared that Bush, as
commander in chief, is above the law.
- What American ever expected to see the
safeguards against tyranny put in place by the Founding Fathers removed
in the name of providing security against terrorists by a president who
purports to believe in original intent?
- Neocons are Jacobins. They are a foreign
import and do not share our American values. Neocons are a grave danger
to the United States and to the world. Neocons have led America into two
gratuitous ongoing wars that cannot be won, and they are determined to
lead us into more wars. It is our duty to defend our country and to oppose
these evil people.