“Operation Iraqi Freedom, it turns out, was never a war against Saddam ­Hussein’s Iraq. It was an invasion of the federal budget.”

Non equus circum.

Chris Dashiell:

The Bush administration is a danger to the security of the United States. Nothing could be clearer. Every day this regime stays in power constitutes a threat to our safety—yours, mine, our families, our communities, our country. Even if you discount the subversion of our Constitution and our tradition of liberty, even if you ignore the shameful policies of secret prisons, torture, and lawless detention—just on the basis of national security alone, the impeachment of George Bush and Richard Cheney must be initiated, if only to slow down the destructive machine that threatens our very lives.

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6 Responses to ““Operation Iraqi Freedom, it turns out, was never a war against Saddam ­Hussein’s Iraq. It was an invasion of the federal budget.””

  1. Eli Says:

    The truly sad thing is that our own party leadership has clearly decided to give Dubya a free pass. They’re making just enough oppositional noises to (they think) make it look good, but they have zero interest in doing anything substantive.

    They’ve become like the Republicans, where the spin is more important than the results.

  2. whig Says:

    I’m still reading the Taibbi article. Here’s my “favorite” paragraph so far (which isn’t to say it makes me happy):

    Sometimes the government simply handed out money to companies it made up out of thin air. In 2006, the Army Corps of Engineers found itself unable to award contracts by the September deadline imposed by Congress, meaning it would have to “de-obligate” the money and return it to the government. Rather than suffer that awful fate, the corps obligated $362 million — spread out over ninety-six different contracts — to “Dummy Vendor.” In their report on the mess, auditors noted that money to nobody “does not constitute proper obligations.”

  3. whig Says:

    By the way, Eli, I’m liberal but independent. As far as I’m concerned the Republican party can be removed from power now and forever, as the German NSDAP was. I don’t know how the new system will evolve and whether it will be a party system at all. I’m happy to support my own representative in Congress, Barbara Lee.

  4. Eli Says:

    By the way, Eli, I’m liberal but independent.

    Fair enough, and understandable. I’m beginning to doubt whether “liberal” and “Democrat” are even compatible at all. There are still liberal Democrats in Congress, but the party leadership has completely sold out.

  5. whig Says:

    I never had faith in the Democratic party to begin with, the idea that we should put faith in parties rather than people does not make sense to me. If a good person deserves your support, support that person.

    However, the Republican party has been revealed as a criminal conspiracy of some magnitude. Those who were at one time honorably associated with the party should come out of there and do not support it any longer.

    At least the Democratic party is one in which good people are being welcomed, and if there has been corporate ownership of both parties for a long time, there are those who would be glad to have new people come forward who are uncompromised to help end it.

    I think perhaps there will be new parties, or none, in the near future. The political reality is what we are creating here in blogtopia. (y!sctp!)

  6. whig Says:

    I guess I’m a Whig, eh?


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