Thursday, August 10, 2006

Support the war or the terrorists will get you!

Ever since that horrible day on September 11, 2001 this administration has continued to threaten the American people with the implication that you must support them, you must allow them to do as they will, or the terrorists will get you. They have used this mantra as justification for a whole menu of atrocities. From defying our constitution with illegal wiretaps to privacy invasions of citizens bank transactions and Internet activity. To justifying holding prisoners without due process of law to torture of prisoners. Then worst of all telling the American people and the world Iraq had weapons of mass destruction to start a war when there were none.

The good news is this, the polls show Americans are finally seeing and understanding the truth despite all the misinformation. But the Administration has not given up.

Wednesday, Press Secretary Tony Snow said the following:
“Democratic voters in Connecticut have made their choice, and they have chosen Ned Lamont over Senator Lieberman. Just a couple of observations. Key leaders in the national Democratic Party have made it clear -- let me back up. This is a defining moment in some ways for the Democratic Party. I know a lot of people have tried to make this a referendum on the President; I would flip it. I think instead it's a defining moment for the Democratic Party, whose national leaders now have made it clear that if you disagree with the extreme left in their party they're going to come after you.” And it is probably worth trying to trace through some of the implications of that position, because it is clearly going to be one of the central issues as we get ready for the election campaign this year, that is, the mid-term elections”

Anyone that has read a newspaper, seen the news or just knows someone from Connecticut, knows clearly it was Lieberman’s Bush backing “stay the course” policy that cost him that election. It was a referendum on Bush and the war. Only the anti-peace spin machine even attempts to deny this.

Tony Snow went on: “Osama bin Laden some years ago said that one of the keys is that if you simply stay at terror long enough, the West is too weak, he said the Americans were too weak, and would stand down.”

Oh see, the terrorists will get you. In case you forgot Osama bin Laden is the real terrorist behind 9/ll not Saddam Hussein. Though somehow capturing bin Laden no longer seems important in the “war on terror.”

He continued:
“The second consequence would be, it would create a failed state in the heart of the Middle East with the second largest oil reserves in the world. Now if you think about what happened in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, a nation with far fewer resources, when it was able to serve as a terrorist training and staging ground, was able to do considerable violence to the United States and pose a threat to the rest of the world. “

Oh he cleared it up, we moved to Iraq because they have oil. By the way, where is Osma bin Laden again?

He gets even better:“Number three, another consequence would be that it would inflict incredible damage on America's credibility.”

Misleading the world about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, promoting torture of prisoners and defying the Geneva Convention of course had no effect on our Credibility

Finally Tony Snow gives us THE line:
“A white flag, in short, means a white flag in the war on terror”
9/11=Iraq, 9/11=Iraq, 9/11=Iraq, 9/11=Iraq. Say it often enough maybe they will rewrite the history books and make it true.

But perhaps Tony wasn’t enough to get the message out so who can we count on? Well the Vice President of course.

Mr. Cheney shared this with us: “it strikes me that it's a perhaps unfortunate and significant development from the standpoint of the Democratic Party, that what it says about the direction the party appears to be heading in when they, in effect, purge a man like Joe Lieberman, who was just six years ago their nominee for Vice President, is of concern, especially over the issue of Joe's support with respect to national efforts in the global war on terror.”

9/11=Iraq, 9/11=Iraq, 9/11=Iraq

He continued:The thing that's partly disturbing about it is the fact that, the standpoint of our adversaries, if you will, in this conflict, and the al Qaeda types, they clearly are betting on the proposition that ultimately they can break the will of the American people in terms of our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task”

Yep there you go, be against the war and you’re the same as Al Qaeda. When did bin Laden move to Iraq?

Then today right on time, to follow up these comments yesterday a terror plot was foiled by the United Kingdom. Thank God for that, good job to the UK authorities and all involved around the world.

This also means Bush gets to come out of the vacation ranch house to share his wisdom.

He said: “This country is safer than it was prior to 9/11.”

That would be because Al Qaeda and bin Laden have been stopped and brought to justice, and we cleaned out all those terrorists in Iraq that showed up for some reason a couple years back? Oh wait, when did we do that?

Our commander in chief continued: “But obviously, we're still not completely safe, because there are people that still plot and people who want to harm us for what we believe in. It is a mistake to believe there is no threat to the United States of America.”

Ok all sarcasm aside does ANYONE believe we are completely safe? Has one single person ever said there is no threat to the United States of America? Ever?

The message “vote for us or the terrorists will get you” is false, its unethical and it isn’t going to fly any more. The only connection the Iraq war has to terror, we created. Most Americans now know this. Most no longer trust this administration or this Congress.

And finally most Americans know that democrat or republican, liberal or conservative our leaders will fight terrorism. Some will do it effectively, with honor and honesty. Some will do it for the good of our country, and the good of the world, not for oil or personal wealth. The Republicans have had 6 years to show us what they would do. America can do much better.

Full the full text of the Administration’s comments:

For Tony Snow, see:
Dick Cheney:
George W. Bush:


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