January 27, 2007

IMO -- Even More Important Than The Iraq War

Polls show that the Iraq War is judged to be, far and away, the Biggest Problem when it comes to this administration.
I have long disagreed.
While it is certainly of grave importance--what good is 'Exporting Democracy' if there is none here at home?
What good is helping fledgling nations assert their independence [even if that were truly our government's goal--which I don't believe for one second] if the American Constitution is simultaneously being shredded?
Here is a speech Senator Gore recently delivered. Please give it a read.
Congressman Barr and I have disagreed many times over the years, but we have joined together today with thousands of our fellow citizens-Democrats and Republicans alike-to express our shared concern that America's Constitution is in grave danger.
It is imperative that respect for the rule of law be restored.
See here for the entire speech.


Larry said...

Sadly enough the Iraq war and Bush's catering to the rich has also severly hurt the economy.

Thousands lose their jobs each week and goes unnoticed.

New blog address:


Please check it out. It has a different look.

TomCat said...

Great post, TC. Bush had a good reason for 'exporting democracy'. he clearly wants none of it here.

Larry, I was just there, because I followed Kay's response to a post at Lydia's.

Women on the Verge said...

hmmmm... has anyone thought about the similarities between G.W. and a mafia don???

two crows said...

hey, Women--
this AM I watched a show on the Black Death in Europe. it told of a Jewish man who was attacked, hauled to the church and tortured.
he confessed to things he obviously hadn't done even though he knew he would be killed--just to get the pain to stop.
and, here we are 500 years later admitting confessions gotten by means of torture into evidence.

what Bush reminds me of is a midieval peasant content in his ignorance -- willing to torture people simply because they are different from him.

TomCat said...

TC, I think the difference is that the peasant was ignorant. I think Bush's ignorance is intentional.

two crows said...

hey, TC--
I think there're more similarities between them.
you may not have seen it -- shortly after opening this blog I outlined the baby soul mentality [10/30/06]
it fits Bush perfectly. I've read that Hitler was 5th lavel baby -- and look at the trouble he got us into.
I think most midieval peasants were baby souls, too.