Amid the all the hype of Bin Laden this past week and a continuance of the Republican Noise Machine mantra that we are living in a post 9-11 world one point is painfully clear as the world awaits bush's state of the union:
The only reason bin Laden is free is because of Bush's incompetence in the war on terror.
It's sad because it's true. I can't help but wonder when will the narrative that our rights are systematically being taken away from Americans -just to protect bush's bullshit excuses for taking us to war under false pretenses- will pop up on the traditional media's radar.
Hell even John McCain has joined the growing list of Republicans who believe bush's domestic spying program may be illegal and needs to be investigated. McCain stated that he does not believe Bush had the authority to implement such a program.
Saturday night, ABC's Saturday night movie was Enemy of the State in which Will Smith plays an attorney whose life is turned upside down by the NSA. At the end of the movie when two of the NSA's spy operatives are being questioned by the police about their surveillance of Will Smith's character they claim that they thought that they were on a training operation.
In a case of
art imitating life imitating art Gov. Bill Richardson and then Secretary of state Colin Powell had their call monitored by Michael Bolton (Bolton, as undersecretary of state for arms
control and international security, was one of the architects of a
hard-line approach toward negotiating with North Korea over dismantling
its nuclear weapons program.)
Now what was the rationale for listening in on Governor Richardson's private conversation with Colin Powell?
...Intelligence community "insiders" claim the NSA circumvented a ban on domestic surveillance by asserting that the intercepted calls were part of "training missions."
Some of his phone calls were monitored by a U.S. spy agency and transcripts of them were given to the president's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.
Madre Santisima! Que mas quieres? Is it me or do you also hear the Twilight Zone music in your head?
Why it's such a big leap for people to figure out that bush is probably spying on domestic political opposition. He does consider opposition and dissent a threat to national security.
Atrios had this great commentary on the traditional media attempt to paint the Abramoff-Delay corruption ring as a bi-partisan affair that is also fitting here.
Time and time again those of us who pay attention see how right wing narratives grow to dominate ongoing news stories. Factual errors, distortions, and general misinformation on which those right wing narratives are hung are repeated over and over again both by right wing hacks and mainstream journalists.
Terror sells and falls into the "if it bleeds it leads paradigm." It's plain disgusting how anyone with a brain and y los huevos to question bush and the republicans can be marginalized as a traitor and providing aid and comfort to the enemy for calling bullshit on bush's lies.
Democrats will be framed as weak by opposing Bush on NSA spying. Of course, that's what they said about Iraq.
The day is coming when this administration will be exposed as nothing but a shell corporation (much like Enron) whose sole goal is to rob and plunder the American people for a quick buck on the backs of working Americans.
Just remember a few indisputable facts folks as you listen to bush's SOTU:
republicans have control of the Presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
The only reason bin Laden is free is because of bush's incompetence in the war on terror.
This is a bush-republican controlled congress they are in the drives seat.
An opposition party opposes.
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