No, really, how many?
So this morning I was listening to Attorney Field Marshal Gonzo’s stuttery explanation of how ‘mistakes were made’ in the firing of several US Attorneys who happened to be actually doing their job rather than laying off Republicans and investigating only Democrats, about how information mystically made it’s way from DoJ to the House, and how he was misinformed by his own chief of staff, and how all these things magically happened while he was looking the other direction… and I want to know something.
And to find out, I’m going to do something unusual–I’m going to open up anonymous and non-member posting on this thread. But there are ground rules, more of which later.
What I want to know from any Bushies who might be reading this (yeah, like there are any) is this: exactly how many more laws do Bush & Co. have to break, and/or how many more lies do they have to tell, before you admit that he just might not be OMG TEH GR8TEST PREZDINT EVAH!!!!11!1♥♥♥♥♥!!!1!
How many more American soldiers have to die needlessly before you admit that lying us into Iraq might not have been a good idea?
For extra credit, explain any of the following: how outing Valerie Plame wasn’t treason, why Newt Gingrich isn’t a hypocrite of the highest order, and why we should believe the so-called “intelligence” on Iran they’re trying to float now when they both ignored the good and relied on the bad (or made-up) intelligence to lie us into Iraq?
Now, here’s the ground rules. I will delete any post that contains any of the following:
- ad hominem attacks, name calling, questioning the parentage, morals, character, orientation, etc. of myself or anyone else who doesn’t happen to toe the Dubya line.
- Any attempt to rationalize the lies of Dubya, Cheney et al. with anything that can be translated as “Clinton lied too!” Not only does that not justify it, that’s completely beside the point. And if you’re trying to tell me that it’s okay for Dubya to lie us into a war with thousands of American dead and tens (possibly hundreds) of thousands of dead Iraqi civilians, you need therapy and/or heavy medication.
- Any claims that Dubya at al. have not lied, broken any laws, or made any mistakes. Feel free to point out that they are unindicted, however. But the idea that this crew has somehow glided through the last six years in a state of holy grace is too ludicrous to countenance.
- Anything that I deem to be more Bushie fingerpointing and blame dodging. It’s gone on too long.
Don’t like the rules? Too bad. Don’t post. My journal, and I’m not letting a Rove-style distraction campaign get under weigh. If you can post rationally and reasonably, I’m more than happy to respond in kind. Hell, for that matter, it’s my journal, and if I wanted to, I could just delete any post I wanted to. That’s Dubya’s America–if you got the power, you can screw over anyone you want to, and you don’t even need a good reason for it. I, however, will just set ground rules. I shan’t be surprised, though, if there are a large number of deleted posts left by Anonymous Cowards, because Bushies don’t believe rules should apply to them–only to other people who disagree with them.
Basically, I am sick and tired of this state of bliss that Dumbya & co. claim to live under, where ‘mistakes were made’ rather than ‘[this person] made a mistake and is going to be penalized for it’, and their blind followers just smile and nod and genuflect. So, if there are any of you out there, please explain yourself.