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America's Shame: Brought Low By a Gang of Cretins
Tuesday, 12 December 2006 04:59
by Chris Floyd

Only Six Fluent in Arabic at U.S. Embassy in Iraq (Reuters)
Among the 1,000 people who work in the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, only 33 are Arabic speakers and only six speak the language fluently, according to the Iraq Study Group report released on Wednesday.
This tells you pretty much all you need to know about the American debacle in Iraq. Imagine the arrogance and stupidity of conquering, occupying and trying to run a country without being able to speak its language. A nation of 26 million people – and your embassy has only six people who can actually understand what is being said, written, and broadcast there. This is a folly that amounts to a monstrous crime in itself, aside from the inherent evil of launching an unprovoked war of aggression.

Evil is the only word to describe the wilful ignorance at work throughout the entire process of the Iraq War, from its inception to its execution to the catastrophic endgame now unfolding before our eyes. The reality of the situation is almost unimaginable, almost unend urable: that the most powerful nation in the history of the world has thrown itself, deliberately, for no compelling reason whatsoever beyond the selfish interests of a few elitist cliques, into a cauldron of mass murder and moral ruin, whose financial, political and spiritual costs will be felt, with deep suffering, for generations.


And that such a fate should come at the hands of such third-rate fools! Not only the gibbering idiot huggi ng his stolen presidency and "Decider-in-chiefship" to his chest like a baby with a blanket, but the whole rogue's gallery of dullards and brutes whose rat-like cunning in the service of their own lusts for pomp and power has been mistaken for genuine intelligence and substance : Dick Cheney, bumbling factotum of two failed presidencies – Nixon's and Ford's – and now the guiding light of a ruinous third; Don Rumsfeld, corporate bagman and lifelong blowhard (also a minion in the failed Nixon and Ford regimes), who began his career with vicious lies and has ended it with the blood of half a million Iraqi civilians on his lily-white hands; Douglas Feith, the utter nonentity well-described by General Tommy Franks as t he "fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth," an empty suit who nonetheless had a far greater role in pushing the war and designing its lunatic aftermath than most people realize; Paul Wolfowitz, the comb-licking weirdo whose much-alleged, never-proven "brilliance" has disguised a lifelong record as an apologist for repression and mass murder, from Indonesia to Iraq… and on and on, through the whole sick crew.

To have been brought low by this gang of vicious cretins only adds to the shame of America's immeasurable crime in Iraq. Yet every single one of them will leave the regime for fat, well-paid sinecures and honored retirements, living on in luxury, surrounded still by sycophants and apologists, cheating the justice they so richly deserve until the final judge comes round for them at last – as he did this week for their comrade in murder, Augusto Pinochet.

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Robert S. Finnegan said:

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Mamaging Editor
Mr. Floyd,

Thank you for the clear, concise analysis. Hopefully Americans, especially those that have had loved ones murdered by this crew of maggots will begin to re-assess the impact of this illegal war in their their lives.

Robert S. Finnegan
Managing Editor
Southeast Asia News
seanews1@yahoo.com
 
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Jimmy Montague said:

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Put the blame where it belongs, Chris
"Every single one of them will leave the regime for fat, well-paid sinecures and honored retirements, living on in luxury, surrounded still by sycophants and apologists, cheating the justice they so richly deserve," thanks to Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congress, who refuse to pursue impeachment proceedings against Bush and Cheney.

Today's Democrats are pseudo-liberals at best, pseudo-progressives at worst. Today's Democratic Party, taken as a whole, is a haven for liars and cowards and the meanest of low-life crooks. Vote third-party in 2008.
 
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M Jackson said:

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Zionists and neo-cons are the cause of the Middle East mess
It's all about the Middle East being re-shaped as per Zionist instructions. However, Iraq is a diversion. As the army attacks Iraq, the US gov't erodes rights at home by suspending habeas corpus, stealing private lands, banning books like "America Deceived" from Amazon, rigging elections, conducting warrantless wiretaps and starting 2 illegal wars based on lies. Soon, another US false-flag operation will occur (sinking of an Aircraft Carrier by Mossad) and the US will invade Iran, (on behalf of Israel).
Final link (before Google Books bends to gov't demands and censors the title):
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?&isbn=0-595-38523-0
 
December 12, 2006
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Neil Persson said:

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Where did "We The People" disappear to ?
Guys,

excellent description of the symptoms. However, the real cause of the problem is the 60% of americans, who have been lobotomized by chemicals and hormones, reinforced by the worst education system in the world, terminally confused by the zionist movies and "news" being pumped out since 1920, who are now COMPLETELY INERT. A society so bent on finding out if J-Lo slept with T-Cruise, that is unable to function as a state.
Ergo, the mo....fu..... in charge do as they please. Without regret. And what's blue on TV today, is Pink tomorrow, and noone questions it.
There IS NOONE TO QUESTION IT. We, the 0.00001% of the people who can actually think, are powerless against the mass amoeba public, and criminal state.
 
December 12, 2006
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Don Robertson, The American Philospher said:

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Moral-socialism, understanding America's moral deficit.
Ours is a moral-socialist society, as, we allow the government and popular culture to set the moral goals and aspirations for our nation. We are right now attempting to impress upon the world that we know best. But do we?

The process of the concept of moral-socialism is unsound, because there are no cogent moral standards that exist either among the people or the nation's government. Morality has been greatly confused by the philosophy of Kant, et sequel the Enlightenment.

Recently quite by chance and good luck, I discovered the moral imperative of life that Kant eluded to, but never found.

The moral imperative of life is to live a life that detracts not at all from the lives available to those who will follow us into this world.

Quite simply, no one has the right to gamble with the wager being the future of humanity, or even when the wager is detrimental to the future of humanity, because such detrimental effects are generally cumulative.

All our American popular beliefs today are founded upon Humanist or Libertarian ideas that in large part run contrary to the moral imperative. As such these credos, though popularly held, are simply immoral. They risk and threaten the future of humanity.

Our governments are immoral, as are our business entities, free trade, and even the medical community that promises such fantastic and uncredible visions of a cornucopia of medical cures, if they can just continue to risk the future of all humanity by the empirical processes they require to develop unfound and illusory cures for every ailment including mortality.

Humans are suckers for empire, fantastic cures and Utopian dreams. But, there is nothing more precious than life, and regardless of the promises of each of the credos that dangle "progress" or "prosperity" to an eager people, we seem to instead be witnessing a distressing degradation of the human condition worldwide.

"Progress" and "prosperity" are not possible without embracing the moral imperative, which if Kant had given it to us, we would be living its benefits today. Populations would be smaller, pollution would be less, poverty would be under control, and a vast expanse of continued human existence on this planet would be laid out before all humanity. Instead we seem on the brink on so many fronts known and unknown of rendering the world as we know it, defunct.

When the exponents of the fantasies of "progress" and "prosperity" cross the line of the moral imperative, they risk shutting the door forever or degrading the human experience for every human being that might follow us into this world.

That is selfishly immoral. Yes, these men are cretins, but just knowing they are cretins is not enough. We all must understand why their visions and their acts are so cretinous.

Again, the moral imperative of life is to live a life that detracts not at all from the lives available to those who will follow us into this world.

Philosophy is again going to conquer the world, and thus eliminate wholesale the credo of these cretins.

Don Robertson, The American Philosopher
Limestone, Maine

An Illustrated Philosophy Primer for Young Readers
http://www.geocities.com/donaldwrobertson/index.html
 
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