Bush Coddling America's Enemies
It seems that just about everyone in the Islamic world not to blame for 9/11 has been demonized by the Bush administration
. Afghans. Iranians. Iraqis. Even Pakistanis. Everyone, it seems, except the ones who actually were involved(or so the story goes) in the hijackings: most of these were Saudi nationals.
And yet the 9/11 report
, already scathing(particularly toward such figures as Louis Freeh
of the FBI, who for some reason thinks
it exonerates him), is censored for the protection of the Saudis, and judging by how many pages were blacked out--27 in all--there was a lot to protect them from.
And why? Is the Saudi government aiding in the "War On Terrorism?" Hardly. In fact it aids the terrorists and has aided them in the past.
There is something filthy going on when the Bush administration uses the pain and fear 9/11 generates as merely a means of providing cover for crushing every nation it has oil interests in, but does nothing about the Saudis, who were the only ones actually proven in any way to be involved, and more, it also engenders needless hatred both by our nation toward muslims who did us no harm, and from muslims who feel wronged. And there the Saudis sit unscathed and smug. Bush will do nothing to harm his friends' business partners even if we have to die for it. This when Saudi Arabia's schools teach them we are the Great Satan, when Saudi Arabia hosts a more repressive brand of Islam than most of those we've attacked or threatened to attack.
In the past few years the incompetent, ignorant and unelected Bush has made the world a much more dangerous place while letting our economy turn to shit. And his response to American soldiers dying not for the protection of you or I, but for the friends of Cheney, is only a frivolous, flip, blustering "Bring 'em on."
Which they have, against our troops who are worse than sitting ducks, and soon, as nobody is going to volunteer to be thrown into a meat grinder, they will bring back the draft and send more and more American boys over just to die, for no purpose. Have you had enough yet?
Are people waking up? Democrats might be. Republicans definitely are. Today Republican Senator Richard Shelby had this
"I think they're classified for the wrong reason," Shelby said on NBC's Meet the Press program. "My judgment is 95 percent of that information should be declassified, become uncensored, so the American people would know." Shelby said the section was classified because it "might be embarrassing to some international relations."
Dick Durbin was even more damning:
"When the Saudis are not helping us fight the war on terrorism, when they're directly or indirectly financing that war on terrorism, we have to hold them accountable."
Yes, we should. As opposed to holding every other Islamic state in the world accountable, which the Bush regime thinks it can get away with forever.
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