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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

RESIST!



Forward … Into The Past!

Let's assume Barack Obama will be elected president in November.

I know that depends on a whole bunch of other assumptions. You have to assume that the conditions that led to the election theft in 2004 have been addressed and corrected. Since they haven't … we'll have to assume that soooo many voters turn out for Obama that the election can't be stolen for the Republicans. Or we can assume that The Corporate Powers That Be will be perfectly happy with an Obama Presidency.

Regardless … let's assume Barack will become the next president. Now What?

Until recently my pipe dream was that the Obama Administration would magically take us politically back to September 10, 2001. He would rewind all the horrors that the Bush Regime perpetrated upon the citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United States in the pursuit of Bush's War on Terror.

What's on My Wish List?

Stop the killing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stop the torture. Release all political prisoners. End rendition and our secret world-wide illegal detention centers. Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security. Repeal the Patriot Acts. Get rid of Blackwater and other criminal contractors and rescind their immunity. Restore the Constitution and repeal telecom immunity. Repeal Bush's "Signing Statements" and end their abuse for all future presidents.

And of course … indict and prosecute for murder, George W. Bush and all of the members of his administration who led this country to war with lies.

One more thing. Make reparations for the invasion and occupation of Iraq but unlike the reparations we were supposed to make to Vietnam … This time … actually come across with the cash.

While Obama's at it he might as well hose out the Justice Department and all the other government agencies where lamprey-like Bushies have done their damnedest to hollow out the principles of good governance.

Like I said … It's my pipe dream. The chances of any or all of this coming to pass is not based upon any sense of morality. An Obama administration will do what has always been done and follow the righteous path of political expediency.

The best example I can think of is when the Democrats praised themselves for increasing the minimum wage … at the same time giving Bush 105 billion to fund the Iraq war. So over a two year period the minimum wage will go from $5.15 an hour to $7.25. A shot in the arm for the American Worker with a simultaneous shot in the head for Iraqis. Seems only fair. Hey … it's our political system at work.

But lately I've expanded upon my political pipe dream.

My dream has taken a nostalgic course. Everyone is nostalgic for some magical time from the past. And I've always defined nostalgia as … Warmly remembering something that never happened. But the era I'm most intensely nostalgic for is not Mel's Diner from the Happy Days of the Fifties, nor a drug-induced paean to 60's Hippie Communal Living.

I want to return to the birth of globalization and the outsourcing of jobs and industry. When GATT and NAFTA really started to kick ass. To hell with my Liberal Dreams. I yearn for the 24/7 wall to wall coverage of Monica-gate. I want to party like it's 1999. I want to go back to a time when America was still America.

I want to return to December 2000. To the day before the Supreme Court handed George W. Bush the presidency.

The Crazy Conservatives want to overturn Roe v. Wade. I think the only way America can get back on track is to overturn Bush v. Gore.

Not only do we have to rectify the incredible damage the Bush Regime has wrought to the world and our nation … we have to go to the source of The Evil Nile.

The 5 Justices of the Supreme Court that stole the election for Bush: Kennedy, O'Connor, Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas, in throwing away the votes of 50 million Americans, committed one of the biggest and most serious crimes this nation has ever seen … trumped only by Bush's war against Iraq.

How can we as a country "Move On" without rectifying this seminal crime?

For starters we can impeach Kennedy, Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas and drag Sandra Day O'Connor out of retirement for her trial.

When 5 people fundamentally alter this country such that it is unrecognizable … isn't it reasonable that they do a little jail time?

From None Dare Call It Treason by Vincent Bugliosi:

"That an election for an American President can be stolen by the highest court in the land under the deliberate pretext of an inapplicable constitutional provision has got to be one of the most frightening and dangerous events ever to have occurred in this country. Until this act--which is treasonous, though again not technically, in its sweeping implications--is somehow rectified (and I do not know how this can be done), can we be serene about continuing to place the adjective "great" before the name of this country?"

But we've moved on. Nudged, pulled, and pushed by an unrelenting Corporate Media and their blind, stupid, partisan audiences. If you want to see America anymore you'll have to look in your rear view mirror because we've all moved on.

So that's my little dream. The New Administration will roll the clock back and try to put right the most grievous wrongs this country has committed against the world and its citizens. Look at what the Bush Regime has done in only 8 years. And realize what won't be undone for generations … if ever.

"Well, now time passed and now it seems Everybody's having them dreams.
... I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,"

Bob Dylan said that.

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 ...

You'll hate listening to novaM. I have it on all the time.

If you've got $100 ... join The Founders Club.

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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