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

American Deaths
4375

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!



Obama's Surge

My son had just turned three when the United States shocked, awed, and invaded Iraq. There were photographs from Iraq on the net I didn’t want to look at. I reluctantly clicked on the link anyway and saw a picture of a little boy about my son’s age dead in the rubble with his skull hollowed out. He wasn’t killed by a bus. A safe didn’t fall on him. He didn’t have cancer or any other disease. It wasn’t an accident. He died because The United States broke into the country illegally and walked up to this little kid and blew his brains out of the top of his skull.

Out of the 1.2 million killed in Iraq … 60% of the dead are women and children.

The mindless platitudes from war mongers mitigating collateral damage as a regrettable by-product of war makes me puke. “Collateral” is what you use to guarantee getting a loan. It’s not a little kid blown to side of the road. If anyone killed my boy I would spend the rest of my life tracking down the murderers so I could kill them filthy. Because I would be insane.

Tonight Barack Hussein Obama is going to tell us why he’s sending 30,000 more people into Afghanistan. Their job is to kill people. The people in Afghanistan who don’t want to be killed will try to kill as many of the American forces as they can.

The reason for this war, according to the authorized story put forth by the Bush Administration, is that the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were orchestrated by Osama Bin Laden, then operating in Afghanistan. 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon.

The Bush Administration never provided any proof of Osama bin Laden's involvement in the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center to the American people. Nor did the Bush Administration provide any proof to the Afghanistan government. Afghanistan’s Deputy Prime Minister offered to deliver bin Laden to a third country if they were shown the incriminating evidence. It never happened. Without showing any proof of why we had to go to war … on October 7, 2001 the United States began bombing the crap out of Afghanistan on the say-so of a certifiable idiot and his gang of thieves.

How many Afghans have been killed or wounded since the war began? Some accounts say over twenty thousand killed … over fifty thousand wounded … but we can’t know for sure because last July The U.S. military in Afghanistan stopped releasing body counts of insurgents believed killed in operations because, according to the military’s spokesman, “ … the tolls distract from the U.S. objective of protecting Afghans.”

The strutting puppet who signed off on two wars has been out of office for since last January and tonight Barack Hussein Obama joins the ranks of world leaders who have ordered death and destruction for no good goddamned reason.

We’ve gone from being led into wars by a incoherent oaf to being led by an erudite charming man to continue the wars.

I don’t care what Obama says tonight. He can’t possibly come up with any good reasons for doing what he is going to do. It doesn’t make any difference why he’s sending thousands more onto the killing floor.

Is Obama and his family being held hostage by the Military Industrial Complex? Is he being coerced into continuing war for profit by The Powers That Be? Is it because 93% of the opiates on the world market, worth 64 billion a year, originate in Afghanistan? Or is it because Obama truly believes that throwing thirty thousand more troops into that enigmatic nation will somehow produce something that has never occurred historically in that country: A Western-Style Democracy?

Because if this is what you get … if the result of the process is a little kid with his brains blasted out by the side of the road … a family gathering slaughtered by remote control aerial drones … more death … more wounded … more destruction … more madness … then it’s completely wrong. The plan is wrong. The rules are wrong. The whole goddamned thing is wrong. It doesn’t make any difference what the reasons are if you end up with innocent people blown to hash.

Why is it that we understand something that seems to elude our presidents. You’re not supposed to kill people. It is against the law. It is only acceptable in self defense. The only people who commit premeditated murder are insane. The textbook definition of a psychopath from Wikipedia is “ … they lack a conscience and empathy. They take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse. What is missing, in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony.”

Barack Hussein Obama is either a psychopath or is doing the bidding of psychopaths.

I don’t care. All I know is that he isn’t worth supporting any more. He’s just another crappy politician. Someday he might write a big bloated memoir and tell all about how he agonized over sending more troops to Afghanistan. I don’t give a rat’s ass over how much agonizing he’s gone through. The bottom line is he didn’t make the right decision.

Innocent people are going to die because of what he is going to set into motion tonight.

I’ve heard Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush tell me why we had to go kill people. Every one of them was a goddamned liar.

Now it’s Barack Hussein Obama’s turn to look straight into the camera and lie his ass off.

Goddamn him and every single moral weakling who signs off on this.

Fuck these people.



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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.

Vincent Bugliosi testifying before the House Judiciary
Committee of the U.S. Congress.


Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
by Russ Baker

How did Bush happen? How did George W. Bush, of all people, rise to the most powerful position in the world? This simple question sparked a five-year investigative odyssey by Russ Baker. What he found will force us to rethink virtually everything we thought we knew about the Bush family and its role in shaping recent American history.

In FAMILY OF SECRETS, Baker reveals that Bush, the people around him, and his policies are but an extreme, very public manifestation of what his family and its circle have always been about: an interlocking web of covert and overt machinations on behalf of a small cluster of elites-social, financial, industrial, military, intelligence-that enabled the Bush dynasty and propelled George W. Bush to the top.

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


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 author's website.


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 Mike. I listen every day.

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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