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An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed violently since the US invasion.

American Deaths
4,124

American Wounded

Official

Estimated

28,171

23,000-100,000

Cost of the War in Iraq
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Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.

Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.

From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.   

Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.

"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants."
- Lewis Black

If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.

Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.

RESIST!



Funny Things Bush Has Said

We're all too familiar how George W. Bush mangles the English language.

"You're working hard to put food on your family"

"I can press when there needs to be pressed. I can hold hands when there needs to be -- hold hands."

"And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq."

The realization that these are the words of the President of the United States make sane people cringe … and the mouth breathers that support Bush grin and clap their hands in glee.

Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon, said in an interview:

"He has no trouble speaking off the cuff when he's speaking punitively, when he's talking about violence, when he's talking about revenge … When he struts and thumps his chest, his syntax and grammar are fine. It's only when he leaps into the wild blue yonder of compassion, or idealism, or altruism, that he makes these hilarious mistakes."

In Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, Dr. Justin Frank wrote of Bush's failure of empathy, failure of concern, and a failure to act and take care of people.

Bush has no trouble speaking coherently … when he's talking about violence.

As former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez discovered and recorded in his memoir, Wiser in Battle: A Soldier's Story.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174938/kill_them_we_are_going_to_wipe_them_out_

On April 6, 2004. L. Paul Bremer III, head of the occupation's Coalition Provisional Authority, and Gen. Sanchez were in Iraq in a video teleconference with President Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The first full-scale American offensive against the Sunni city of Fallujah was being launched, and U.S. forces were preparing for a campaign against cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia in Iraq's Shiite south.

Colin Powell said, "We've got to smash somebody's ass quickly," Sanchez reports him saying. "There has to be a total victory somewhere. We must have a brute demonstration of power."

Regarding al-Sadr Bush said, "At the end of this campaign al-Sadr must be gone," he insisted, "At a minimum, he will be arrested. It is essential he be wiped out."

Then President Bush began what Sanchez describes as "a kind of confused pep talk regarding both Fallujah and our upcoming southern campaign."

"Kick ass!' Bush said, 'If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can't send that message. It's an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.

"There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!'"

His syntax and grammar were just fine that day. He had no trouble describing what was to happen to people who had the impudence to rise up against the illegal invasion of their country.

Kill Them! We Are Going to Wipe Them Out!

These are not the words of a comic book super villain, some Nazi thug from a World War II propaganda film, nor from Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond's archenemy.

These are the words of a War Criminal of the highest order, The President of the United States.

In the good old days of World War II it went something like this:

Kill the enemy soldiers and destroy their cities until the enemy's leadership surrenders.

And that worked … in World War II.

In Vietnam … it didn't.

A War of Attrition is the killing of so many soldiers (and civilians) that the will to fight is lost. What made the U.S. military and political leaders think that the United States had more willpower to fight a war in a far-off country than the people who lived there?

The United States invaded Vietnam and with every death created another enemy. The only way to … "win" … was to kill everyone. But the American people, tired of being lied to, gave up on the Vietnam War and the politicians who had sold it.

George W. Bush and his military advisors have either not learned the lessons of the Vietnam War … that no military solution was viable, or they have learned them all to well … we must kill them all.

In George Bush's world a Pyrrhic victory isn't a bad thing because he doesn't know what it means. The word "victory" is in there somewhere and that's good enough for him.

He doesn't realize that when someone comes home to a smoking crater, to where a house once stood, where a family once lived, where beneath the rubble lies bloody remains, along with crushing grief comes the resolve to do whatever possible to make the people responsible for this crime … pay.

Somewhere there is an Iraqi survivor of Al Fallujah, Ar Ramadi, Haditha, or Baghdad repeating a mantra … taught word for word by Bush personally.

Kill Them … Wipe Them Out.

One of the many funny things George W. Bush has said.

But isn't that what all madmen mutter endlessly … while slouching towards Bethlehem?

Regards,

Bob



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My Favorite(?) Excerpt

The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?

Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer

Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me
But Probably Won't

Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen

For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.

Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.

Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.


The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi

"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.

Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."

From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.

Clicking on the book links to the book's website.


Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky

"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."

In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.

Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.


The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf

In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.

Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.

As Basil Fawlty keenly observed:    but ... this is no joke.


The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you. --Kim Hughes

Clicking on the book links to the author's website.


Radio

If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ...

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Documentaries

"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.

"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.

"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.

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