27th January 04:51
Is a Bush implosion imminent?
From The San Francsico Gate, 7/16/03:
Nothing Left To Lie About
With BushCo reaming the nation on just about every possible front, is
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
And the lies, the flagrant GOP bitch slappings of the American public,
the maniacal jabs straight in eye of truth with the icepick of utter
BS, have just reached some sort of critical mass, some sort of
saturation point of absurdity and pain and ridiculousness and you just
have to stand up and applaud.
It's almost as if you should cheer the invidiousness, it is so
spectacular, unprecedented, the tower of lies reaching the point where
you, Jaded and Benumbed American Citizen, are forced to either recoil
and ignore and deny, suc***b and scream and laugh, or, like Bush
himself, just sort of stand there, wide eyed, dumfounded, blinking
hard, looking more blank and confused than ever, as the unified BushCo
front begins to gloriously unravel.
This much we now know, as compiled by the CIA and the U.N. and U.S.
military leaders and Bush's own teams of experts and scientists and
lackeys and pretty much anyone with any sort of common sense or astute
observation as yet unclouded and unmisled by the raging masturbatory
pro-war gropings of, say, Fox News.
A brief summary:
-----Saddam was all over 9/11.
Funny how U.S. intelligence never found a single connection.
Funny how BushCo knowingly led the nation on to believe there was one.
Funny how the only role Saddamn actually played in 9/11 was to watch
it unfold on CNN and exclaim, "Holy Allah with a case of Cuban cigars,
Hashim, a million dinars says BushCo uses that as an excuse to come
swipe our oil and pump up Halliburton and build a Starbucks in
downtown Baghdad! Prepare the escape pod!"
-----Iraq was al Qaeda's bitch.
Fact is, U.S. intelligence found no proven link between Iraq and any
recent terrorism threats against the U.S.
Fact is, bin Laden hated Saddam and denounced his socialist Baath
party as "infidels.".
Fact is, BushCo worked extremely hard to manipulate the media to make
you think the two were so close they might as well have been ***
Curiously, this sinister obfuscation is still not clear to millions of
Americans most of whom tend to live in Texas and/or anywhere near
major military manufacturing plants.
-----Those 9/11 terrorists? Buncha snarling Iraqis.
Most were, in fact, Saudi.
There were no Iraqis at all.
Saudi Arabia remains a desperately important American ally, one that
provides billions in U.S. investment and hence BushCo loves them and
kisses their rings and doesn't say a peep about the millions they also
give to terrorist cells -- like, say, those of al Qaeda -- to protect
their oil fields.
-----Saddam has millions of drumfuls of scary chemicals ready at a
moment's notice to poison the entire world and most of EuroDisney.
Not even close.
Huge chunks of "proof" of Iraq's purported chemical-weapons and
nuclear-weapons programs have already been dismissed by U.N.
inspectors and weapons experts.
Saddam did, however, possess large quantities of bootlegged Britney
Spears posters, which, if dropped on Israel, would have certainly
caused pandemonium if not outright giggling and many heavy longing
-----Saddam scored uranium from Niger to make nukes.
This is so cutely wrong it's painful.
The do***ent stating this was forged and bogus and BushCo knew it and
referenced it anyway in the State of the Union address to help justify
the war, and now he's all flustered and denying everything and the CIA
director is bumbling in as the fall guy, and oh my freaking God do
they ever think you are stupid.
-----The war on Iraq will be as easy as lancing a boil on ****
Instant and painless and easy it will be, and it will inflict minimal
casualties and we'd be all done in a week and America will be back
home and happily watching "The Bachelorette" and the world would love
us and see how glorious and righteous we are and everyone will convert
to Christianity and join Promise Keepers and the 700 Club and never
have *** and we will ban all icky *** people to Canada.
Never you mind that thousands of soldiers are to be stationed in
Afghanistan and Iraq "indefinitely," for years to come.
Or that more than half of the U.S. Army's entire combat force is
bogged down in Iraq right now.
Or that U.S. soldiers are still dying in Iraq every day, more than 80
so far (33 in hostile fire), with more to come, endless guerrilla
warfare possibly requiring even more U.S. troops, months after BushCo
declared the war essentially over.
-----The Jessica Lynch "rescue" was all-American heroism at its
The "rescue" was actually all-American Pentagon PR bulls** at its
finest, a rather embarrassingly staged hoax so full of overblown
stunts and dumb machismo and awkward twists that not even Fox News
would touch the story after a while, and they'll run anything.
No wonder the Pentagon has refused to release the unedited video
footage of the "rescue."
-----Iraq's oil money will go straight to "liberated" Iraqi people.
Did anyone really ever believe this, even in their most drunken and
heavily Xanaxed state?
The money, of course, is going straight into U.S. and U.K. coffers as
"payment" for the Gulf War, with only a fraction going for
But the bottom line is, we control the oil.
We control Iraq's billions.
We do not care who knows it.
Special note from Donny "Beady Eyes" Rumsfeld to all you people who
somehow genuinely believed we bombed Iraq for the betterment of the
-----Oh my God look just look at all those scary WMDs.
There are no WMDs.
There are no WMDs.
There are no WMDs.
And there never were.
Two little words from BushCo, straight to you:
The list goes on.
This list is nearly endless.
The list is growing and expanding and now threatens to split and
explode and spread like some sort of giant viscous blob and invade
small towns and kill plants and induce women to slap their hands to
their faces and scream while it slowly steamrolls innocent children as
they innocently stand there in the street playing innocent Frisbee,
And there are others.
There are flagrant lies and cover-ups and misprisions not even related
to the war, more about increasingly nauseating domestic issues, major
budget crises and unabashed pro-corporate decisions and anti-***
anti-women anti-*** fun for the whole terrified white Christian
There is, for example, the recent hacking to death of the EPA's major
There was the (failed) attempt to kill the Bureau of Labor Statistics
report that tracked factory closings in the U.S.
There is the secret $135 mil in budget moneys set aside to cram
invidious ***less Christian "abstinence only until marriage" programs
down the throats of jaded American ****s and desperate budget-reamed
There was, as Slate so effortlessly delineates, the regular and rather
sneering deep-sixing of serious economic data and fiscal forecasting
-- much of it generated by Bush's own teams -- because it didn't match
the GOP's makeshift rosy scenarios.
There is massive unemployment.
There is the largest budget deficit in history, now a staggering $455
billion, over $50 billion more than the administration predicted just
five months ago.
There are state and local governments broke to the point of having to
cut back essential services like police and fire departments,
hospitals, public schools, road maintenance and sewers.
There is Lynne Cheney.
There appears to be no end.
There appears to be a limitless supply of lies and half-truths and
misinformations BushCo can invent on the spot, and is now a good time
to recall how Clinton was savaged and vilified and attacked and
impeached because he lied about having big dumb *** with a rather
And yet here is BushCo,
openly and shamelessly lying about leading this nation into a vile and
massacring tens of thousands,
killing hundreds of U.S. soldiers (and counting),
gutting the budget,
favoring the rich with useless tax cuts,
hiding and prevaricating and dodging and treated the First, Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution the way a
crusty abusive Catholic priest treats an altar boy.
This is where you have to laugh.
This is where you applaud.
Stand up and cheer, for it has been a masterful performance, a rather
unprecedented series of major cover-ups and well-orchestrated PR
maneuvers and outright fabrications unmatched in recent history.
Hell, the epic scale of BushCo's atrocities make Clinton's little
oral-*** fixation seem like a jaywalking violation.
Is now the time?
Is this is where we start to notice how it is all coming unraveled,
Bush's snide web of lies just too flagrant and too insulting for too
long, CIA directors and intelligence experts and military leaders and
scientists and the like all coming forward now to refute any number of
false BushCo claims, the chinks in the armor now becoming cracks and
fissures and flubs and stumbles and ultimate raging implosions?
Is this why impeachment proceedings have yet to begin in earnest
Because we're just too stunned, too frozen in disbelief at the
mounting mountains of evidence that we have been duped and misled and
lied to on a scale we can't really begin to assimilate?
Could very well be.
Because the tower of lies, oh how it teeters, how it quivers, how it
feels oh so ready to fall.
Thank you, Mr. Morford, you've done it again.