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The real axis of evil that destroyed America
September 11, 2006 12:10 AM Rant 58 Comments
By DOUG THOMPSON
Five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States of America lies beaten, battered and defeated - not by an enemy of extremists who hide in caves in Afghanistan but by its own government and leaders who sold out their nation for power and politics. The America that exists today is a far cry from the one that woke up on the morning of September 11, 2001. It is a rotting corpse of a nation, eaten out by a cancer of power, greed and corruption.
Osama bin Laden and his minions did not destroy America when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and an empty field. They simply provided the spark to ignite nothing less than a coup to take over the United States government, a coup staged by a group of traitorous men and women who swore to uphold the Constitution but, instead, set about to dismantle that hallowed document and destroy the freedoms that once defined a great nation.
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and those who control Congress and support Bush's actions serve as co-conspirators in this coup.
The once-great United States of America is now despised around the world as an international bully, a threat to world peace far greater than Islamic militants or communist dictators, America neither deserves nor gets respect. It lost all chance for any respect when a liar named Bush used manufactured "evidence" to launch an illegal invasion of a sovereign nation. It lost all chance for respect when its leaders sanctioned torture of prisoners, abuse of freedoms and spying on its own citizens. A nation that does not practice democracy at home cannot claim to export it to other nations. A government that lies to its own people cannot expect respect or support.
George W. Bush is a liar, a war monger and a murderer - drenched in the blood of every American soldier and Iraqi civilian who has died in his war launched with falsified evidence and trumped up rationales.
And, as we take a moment today to honor the memories of those who died in New York, Washington and that empty field in Pennsylvania, let's also take time to point the finger of blame at the real enemy of freedom and peace - a madman named Bush and the mad men and women who follow him. Had Bush and his administration acted promptly on warnings that an attack on U.S. soil was coming and coming soon, we might not have needed to remember this day in history. Perhaps, as some suggest, he wanted the attacks to occur in order to justify his war in Iraq. Others believe he and the government played a role. After six years of watching this man in action, I'm no longer predisposed to dismiss any suspicion about him or his actions.
It is George W. Bush who represents the real evil that threatens America. He is a vile, heartless man who deserves nothing but contempt and one who should be led from the White House in shackles and tried as a traitor. Then we should turn him over to the international court so he can be tried as the mass murderer he is, the greatest threat in modern times to freedom in this world.
And others complicit in the Bush cabal must be brought to justice as well - Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Rice, along with the leadership of Congress. This is no longer simply a case of voting bad leaders out of office. These men and women are despots who have sold out their country and must face swift, brutal justice as traitors.
It is often asked how we can honor those men and women who died on September 11, 2001. We can do so by restoring the country that died along with them. We can do it by restoring honor to a nation that has lost it because of a duplicitous, traitorous government that abandoned its principles, its morality and its values. We can do it by restoring the real America and punishing those who are ultimately responsible - a corrupt Presidential administration and a Congress of co-conspirators who used a national nightmare for political benefit and a way to seize absolute control of a shell-shocked nation.
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