George Bush will be featured on Time Magazine's cover as "Person of the Year. A student of history will note some of the company he keeps with this distinction ( Admittedly I am skipping over a great many, my last paragraph will explain why. Bear with me 'til then)
"Person of the Year"cover honorees include Charles Lindbergh, racsist Nazi sympathizer, Joseph Stalin, who killed over 20 million of his own citizens through purges, pogroms and starvation and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, beneficiary of the Reagan "arms for hostages" deal.
Ronald Reagan, another Time Magazine posterboy had this to say when caught lying:
A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but As the Tower board reported, what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms for hostages. This runs counter to my own beliefs, to administration the facts and the evidence tell me it is not policy, and to the original strategy we had in mind. There are reasons why it happened, but no excuses. It was a mistake.
At least Mr Reagan, in his elliptical fibbery admitted that lying to the American people and Congress was a mistake. Mr Bush, who shares the distinction of being "Person of the Year" twice with Stalin seems unable to honestly admit a mistake, as we heard in the debates.
In the January/February 2000 issue of Foreign Affairs,...National Security Advisor Rice described how the United States should react if Iraq acquired WMD. "The first line of defense," she wrote, "should be a clear and classical statement of deterrence-if they do acquire WMD, their weapons will be unusable because any attempt to use them will bring national obliteration."
An estimated 100,000 civilians killed in Iraq; if half that figure is true it is just as much a travesty.Every life counts, doesn't it? We're told we are a Christian nation. Over 1000 of our soldiers killed, plus upwards of 12,000 injured; one out of ten with psychological damage.
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic- Joseph Stalin
Maybe Mr Bush deserves the cover of Time.
Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. So then, you will know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:15-18, 20 (NASB)
The American people are too good, too trusting, too busy, to clearly understand why. Mainstream media is not presenting the facts needed to honestly judge the man.That is no mistake.
Help get the truth to light. America deserves better. It is up to us.
The paucity of posting here is not due to corporate holiday "busy-ness" or intellectual laziness. I have a handful of really sick older relatives, my dear old Dad among them.
Finding out about my father is a surprise to all of us that has kicked my ass; until I come to grips with what is going on I will be posting less.
I will be without computer access for the most part from December 22nd until the 30th.