Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama: Let's Remake America : From The Nation’s Press

Obama: Let's Remake America : From The Nation’s Press

 Bring The Guard Home: It’s The Law!


"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!"

- Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) –


Ten to Toss: The top Bush executive orders that Obama should scrap immediately.


Dr. Joseph Lowery Delivers Inauguration Benediction For Barack Obama 



Despite This Objection:

By Mary Shaw
Why God Does Not Belong At Inaugurations
Inauguration Day 2009 was almost perfect. However, I must take issue with the unnecessary religiosity of the occasion.





Sad chapter over, there’s work ahead - Las Vegas Sun
Our country’s national embarrassment has ended. But with the passing of the Bush-Cheneyadministration, America faces numerous national and international challenges left in the wake of the most disastrous and haphazard presidency in our history. ... Editorial: Impeach Gibbons and save the state (7 Comments). 12 hours, 9 minutes ago ...
Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines -


Obama Takes First Step in Undoing Bush Decisions on Torture - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Conyers is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that had rejected proposals to
 impeachGeorge Bush for violations during his Presidency. ...


Teepen: We need the full story on torture
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 13 hours ago
There now. That wasn't so hard, was it? Just three little words. Eric Holder said them in answer to a question at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing 

 Barack Obama has the power to pardon Bush and Cheney -- right now ...

Village Voice, NY - 21 hours ago
Barack Obama has the power to immediately pardon George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of war crimes and of flouting the Constitution. Yes, Obama can — even though 


Dick Cheney, thumbing his nose at us to the very last?
Los Angeles Times, CA - Jan 20, 2009
The Bush White House, on its last night in power, announced that Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes. 


The Bush White House, on its last night in power, announced that Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes. He'll be in a wheelchair for the Obama inauguration.


Dick Cheney -- a man with a ticker so bum that even Dr. House couldn't help him -- is moving boxes? Don't those people have people to do all that menial schlepping for them?


And then I thought, hmmmm, what kind of boxes would be so important that the almost-ex-vice president would be moving them himself?


And then I thought ... oh, those kinds of boxes. Boxes full of papers that he doesn't want anyone else to see, ever? Boxes destined for his home shredder? That would be, uh, back in Wyoming? (No McClean VA, Damn It!)


Bush/Cheney crime watch
Santa Maria Times, CA - Jan 19, 2009
As the Bush/Cheney administration is air-lifted off the roof of the sinking White House, giving the thumbs up sign, we all know better. 

 Yes George, You Served Your Master Well


Now George it is over. Your Faustian deal gave you eight years of illegal and undeserved power.


And did you make the most of it! You stole elections without hesitation, you lied without compunction, you started illegal wars without any consideration for international law, you shredded the Constitution without any respect for the check-and-balance system, you opened up concentration camps without any concern for the rule of law, and you maimed, tortured, and murdered without any regard for fundamental human rights.


You fiddled while New Orleans floundered, while your cronies in the oil industry drove prices through the roof, while war profiteers ruthlessly plundered Iraq, and while the economy suffered its worst decline in decades.


Yes George, you served your master well.


And he served you. The suffering you inflicted upon others never touched you—aside from a pair of poorly aimed shoes. You were never impeached, prosecuted or even censured as a war criminal. And the fact that you intend—as you stated in your final press briefing—to spend your days lounging on the beach, when you should be spending them in a prison cell, adds just another name to the historical list of evildoers who have been rewarded for their crimes.


Many critics claim that your arrogance, your ineptitude, and your self-serving distortions of the Christian faith are to blame for the eight-year nightmare you thrust upon the world. They say that history will recognize this, and perhaps not judge you so harshly.


If that be so then history will be a lie, because it will fail to recognize what millions of Americans also failed to recognize before you stole your first election: that you and your cronies are pure and simply evil.


One can vilify Hugo Chavez and the Mayan Indians all they want for openly recognizing this evil. The truth is that those Americans who refused to recognize your evil only confirmed that classic line from the movie THE USUAL SUSPECTS: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”


Many Americans shared your arrogance, and it blinded them to your hypocrisy. “America,” they claimed, “was better than those petty dictatorships in third-world countries that loathe democracy, freedom and human rights.” And thus they allowed you to turn America into the very beast they claimed to abhor.


You condemned the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. Yes, he was an evil man. Yes, he placed people in illegal detention, used torture, rigged elections, and killed for political reasons. Yet, at the end of the day, his legacy is not much different from yours. So can it truly be called justice when he paid for his crimes with his life, while you “pay” for yours lounging about in a beachside mansion?


During your illegal occupancy of the White House, you also exposed the corporate-controlled media for what they really are, profit-driven machines dealing in sensationalism and superficiality so they don’t have to cover actual news.


Today these media unabashedly refer to the conflict in Iraq as an “unpopular war.” But just a few years ago they were the primary cheerleaders fueling this war, silencing anti-war voices, and even firing reporters who questioned your motives for invading Iraq.


Your seventy-five percent disapproval rating today masks the fact that just a few years ago your approval rating stood at eighty-six percent, and at pro-war rallies throughout America participants were speaking of you and your fellow war criminals as if you were deities. What a different world it would now be if this eighty-six percent had recognized the depths of your evil before the coup of 2000, instead of when it was too late.


I wish there was a silver lining to the clouds that shrouded America for the past eight years. One could argue that beginning the new millennium in the grip of your evil means there is no place to go for the next nine hundred and ninety-two years but up. But this obscures the fact that those who fail to acknowledge evil at its inception are forever destined to be manipulated by mendacious, venal, megalomaniacal people who, to paraphrase Jesus, are willing to lose their souls to gain the world.


But for you George it is over. Satan has fulfilled his end of the bargain. One day you and your cronies will be obligated to fulfill yours. Now all that is left to ask is this: Was the prospect of making reservations in history worth making reservations in hell?


So good riddance to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleezza Rice, John Yoo, Karl Rove and the other architects of evil too numerous to mention. May all the pain, suffering, torture and injustice you and your cronies inflicted upon others ultimately be visited upon you—for all eternity.


Justice demands nothing less.

David R. Hoffman
Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru

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