Saturday, June 04, 2005

Cowards and despots in the White House

So I saw a bit on CNN about the confirmed abuse of Qur'ans last night after work while flipping through the channels. No big surprise there.

But only today did realize how cowardly the Bushies were in how they timed the press conference.

The findings, released after normal business hours Friday evening and after the major TV networks had aired their evening news programs, are among the results of an investigation last month by Brig. Gen. Jay Hood, the commander of the detention center in Cuba. A Newsweek magazine report - later retracted - that a U.S. soldier had flushed one Guantanamo Bay detainee's Quran down a toilet triggered the investigation. (emphasis added) |Link|
You can't pull stupid stunts like this without expecting me to heap scorn and abuse at your doorstep.

My respect for this administration is already rock bottom. I love how the U.S.'s glorious crusade for democracy in the Middle East is the fallback story for an invasion sold upon the world stage with lies about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.

While I respect the office of the Presidency and think the U.S. government is (by and large) a good thing, I think this administration has no honor at all. This administration has shown itself time and again to be immoral, avaricious and deceitful.

If we must have a government, at least let us strive to have a government that is transparent, basically honest and has at least a vestige of respect for human dignity. I do want a strong defense and a healthy economy. But I do not believe for one second that these goals are incompatible with transparency, honor, and vigorous diplomacy.

Impeach Bush.

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