Monday, June 20, 2005

Oh, I’m Sick. SO Sick…

Sick of this administration manipulating the facts and not even bothering to cover it up anymore. Remember when administrations at least had the decency to attempt to look like they were telling the truth? I mean, we know bad shit went down with Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, but at least they tried to look like they were telling the truth. These days when the administration gets caught it first starts spinning up these stupid fucking word games that make you want to kill someone (WMD? We never meant to imply there were WMD. What we meant was that there was the possibility of Saddam someday acquiring WMD, and that had to be stopped. Oh, what? He couldn’t possibly have acquired them? FREEDOM! We were there for freedom! Do you hate freedom?) or don’t even bother to cover things up or even comment. It’s just hanging out there, like Dick Cheney’s dick hanging out when he sees a kid. Think I’m kidding?

So what am I so fired up about? What AREN’T I fired up about is the better question. Like the man said, if you’re not pissed off, you’re high as a K-Street intern on a Saturday night. But really, this is what’s pissing me off the most:

New memos show the Bush administration is secretly undermining Tony Blair's proposals to tackle climate change. Now, I know it has to be hard being in the pocket of every major corporation in the U.S., but don’t you suppose these people have children? Grand-children? How do they justify this shit to themselves? Oh, I suppose the money they make from the corporations will allow their children to live in the underground cities we’re going to have to dig once THEY fuck up the environment. Oh wait, no, it’s because Kyoto is so uneffective, right? Except, this is the G8, not the UN. This is a G8-only thing, and doesn't have the problem of wealth-transfer to developing nations that turned many in America off of Kyoto in the first place. So, what will be the new excuse, I wonder? Will they even bother? Not fucking likely.

Bush May Go the Cowardly Route and Install Bolton as a Recess Appointment. Bush, cowardly. Huh. Who would’ve thought?

Chuck Hagel Kicks Ass and Takes Names. I can’t wait to see the other Republicans crying their eyes out over this, then denouncing him, then trying to chase him out of their club. You know it’s coming. My personal favorite part of the tirade? When he responded to Old Monsterdick (er, Dick…heh…Mr. Cheney’s) recent assessment that the insurgency was in his last throes. He said, and I quote, “’Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality,’ Hagel tells U.S. News. ‘It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in Iraq.’” HAHAHA, you THINK?

Gitmo Soldiers Beat the Brains Out of One of their Own. Let’s let this one sink in: Spc. Sean D. Baker, 38, was assaulted in January 2003 after he volunteered to wear an orange jumpsuit and portray an uncooperative detainee. Baker said the MPs, who were told that he was an unruly detainee who had assaulted an American sergeant, inflicted a beating that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. So. This is the shit they carry out in training drills on fellow soldiers. What the hell do they do when it’s the real thing? Rape his mother and pour sugar in his gas tank? Well, I guess the lies the MPs were told backs up where people were saying that MPs are given misinformation that might lead them to mistreat detainees. Is this what we should expect from MPs responding to a resistant prisoner in Gitmo? This is what they're trained to do and this is what they are supposed to do? Says a lot, huh? Gitmo: defending your freedom by smashing someone else's face into concrete!

John McCain Weighs in on Gitmo. Bushies, take note: “even Adolf Eichmann got a trial". Like it or not, whether they’re a threat or not, they have to be charged or sent home.

Oh yeah, and of course, Bush should get a fair trial for war crimes, too. It’s only proper.

Of course, this still doesn’t get McCain off the hook.


Posted by crimnos @ 10:23 AM