All We Can Count On Is That America Starts Ignoring Lies
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people called the Bush administration's policies a crime and held up yellow police tape in front of the White House on Thursday amid a nationwide day of protest against the president.
Of course, Dick Cheney went right on the attack to deem any protesters as allies to terrorism, which is the equivalent of a child who gets caught stealing cookies lashing out at his parents, "You hate me!" The dumb parent stops to explain, "No, honey, I don't hate you" and loses the battle immediately. The smart parent sees through the tactic and stays on the subject of the kid's dishonesty.
American citizens are parents to the Bush administration. We have failed to hold them accountable for their abuses of power that have been committed in the name of "protecting" America from terrorism.
Even the president has stooped to Cheneyesque distortions. Last week at a California fundraiser, Mr. Bush said, "Democrats take a law enforcement approach to terrorism. That means America will wait until we’re attacked again before we respond."
His second sentence is a lie. He has to know it's a lie, too. And if he doesn't, he's too dim to hold the office. Proactive investigative anti-terrorist detective work is exactly what thwarts plans.
My only hope is that citizens are smart enough to "not be fooled again" by this, as Hunter Thompson called him, child-president's buck-passing rants. My last hope is that America has been burned and America has learned a lesson that will leave us with scars for years to come, but will hopefully be rememied in November by electing officials that will not enable the Bush administration to continue it's unopposed trample over the nation's laws and destiny. We'll suffer a long time for the presidency of George W. Bush, but we can begin to fix it this November by electing officials who will stop the administration in it's tracks from doing any more harm.
We're stuck with them for two more years. Let's at least contain them so they can't damage the world any more than they have. Vote for Democrats this fall to contain the administration of President Bush until we can elect a president who has the intellect, honesty and sophistication to deal with the world as it is.
Protesters holding up yellow tape are concerned about their neighbhorhood being destroyed by thugs. Their neighborhood is America.