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Words and the art of warmongering

Observations from the Edge
Robert T. Nanninga
Coast News
February 12, 2007


Untethered to realty, our current president is famous for making things up as he goes along. His habit of not calling peoples by their given names is just one example. George refers to Russian President Vladimir Putin as "Pootie-Poot" and British prime minister, Tony Blair as "Land-slider," most telling of all, he calls Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a recent ambassador to the United States from Saudi Arabia, as "Bandar Bush."

The collective nickname George uses for anyone who disagrees with his world view? "Terrorist."

Unwilling to listen, learn, or change the course set for him, President Bush uses mendacity, obfuscation, and spin to mask the dark dealings of his administration. On occasion he just creates his own language.

Words hold little meaning for George W. Bush. For example his "War on Terror" is actually a war for global dominance. To be anti-torture, makes you pro-al Qaeda, success is a synonym for "Staying the course," and surge is his word for escalation. "Because I said so" is his nickname for foreign policy.

When President Bush claims he is "protecting American interests in the Middle East," that's the code for oil, and easy access to it.

After six years of turning the White house into a war bunker, it's clear George W. Bush is not "The Uniter" as he claimed when he ran for president in 2000. It is also clear he is not "The Decider," as anyone paying attention knows, Vice President Dick Cheney, and his buddies at Project for a New American Century (PNAC), are calling the shots. Bush II is actually "Propagandist in Chief."

In the 2000 campaign, George W. Bush stated he was against nation building and foreign military entanglements. In the second debate, he said: "I'm not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say: This is the way it's got to be."

Not only is the Bush Administration going around the world saying how it is going to be, it is unilaterally advancing it's Neo-Con agenda to suit the Saudi monarchy. Afghanistan and Iraq are two examples.

As for to his opposition to foreign military entanglements, it's clear that his rhetoric was as hollow as Bush's head. American occupation of Iraq and the resulting sectarian blood bath is nothing but a foreign military entanglement. And now the Bush Administration is talking about attacking Iran, Talk about entanglements.

To his claims of opposing nation building, history will show George W. Bush was not only an advocate of nation building, it will also record his enthusiasm for dropping bombs, so those nations have to actually rebuild from the ground up.

Freedom and democracy have lost any real sense of meaning now that Bush Inc. have had their way with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The ideals set forth in those world changing documents have become interchangeable with invasion, occupation, and chaos. All of which is as easily spread as the manure spewing from the Bush Administration's every utterance.

It's time that every citizen of the United States of America, came to terms with the sobering truth that George W. Bush is a warmongering liar. There are harsher words I could use, real words, accurate words, yet I won't, as they would do little to promote peace and progress.

Instead I write these words, at the beginning of the "New American Century" to mark the decline of the Untied States, hoping people will read them before it's to late.

Is it?

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