in Wolf's Clothing
October 2, 2002
By W. David Jenkins III
"It is the patriots duty to protect his country from
its government." - Thomas Paine
Boom! Boom! Boom! Do you hear that? Them's war drums, by
golly! We're gonna kick some more Mid-Eastern but-TOCKS! You
oil-hoarding terrorists have gone done made Sheriff George
mad! Now you got real trouble, yessir! You people were supposed
to help George git that Osama what's his name - turn him in,
smoke him out - and now the president sure does look bad!
He was supposed to git him "dead or alive" and now George
looks ineffectual. How dare things work out like this! God
is gonna be so mad at you future axisees . . . er . . .axiseties
. . . um . . . evil doers!
And now we gotta worry about those commie Democrats too!
Did ya hear? George came right out and said that the Democrats
don't care about America's security! And Dick "where's my
check, Saddam" Cheney said that people need to elect Republicans
'cause that's the only way to keep America safe. And out of
the midst of all this manipulative, pathetic garbage came
a ray of hope.
A Democrat evolved a backbone. And then another. And another.
Tom Daschle got mad. Finally. Then he got reinforcement from
Senator Byrd. Then, Senator Kennedy weighed in.
And America's silent majority finally found a voice. At long
last somebody was saying out loud what most of America was
saying in private. But how long will it last? Can it last?
The fact that this country's spineless Democratic legislators,
for the first time, may help to grant the most unworthy specimen
ever to infest the White House unlimited powers to turn America
into an aggressor for political reasons is unacceptable. This
is not a time for short-term logistics. A vote to give the
"AWOL-in-Chief" unprecedented power to declare war on a hostile
yet still sovereign nation - because of an upcoming election
and the perceived backlash if they don't - is dangerous. Not
to mention inexcusable.
The call for caution is not a partisan exercise. There are
representatives on both sides yelling - albeit all too quietly
- at the administration to "hang on a sec." Why now? What
does Saddam have now that he didn't have last week? Or last
month? Or last year? And what about the long-term effects
of an invasion of Iraq? Any of those armchair warrior morons
thought of that? Has the media taken the time to tell the
American people just exactly who made him a threat? Do the
short-sighted dimwits yelling the loudest for war against
Saddam realize that their hero, Ronald Reagan, actually gave
Hussein those "weapons of mass destruction?" That's right.
Ronald Reagan legalized conventional military sales to Iraq
in 1982. More than a billion dollars worth went to Saddam
that year alone. Along with direct military-use products and
even more "dual-use" exports however, the Reagan and Bush
I administrations furnished more indirect goodies with assistance
in intelligence, money and arms, the U.S. also furnished Saddam
with biological and chemical capabilities.
That's right - he's got 'em 'cause we gave 'em to him.
Of course, he was a good guy back then. He was serving our
purpose. Actually, he still is. He's providing George W. with
the diversion to keep peoples' minds off of the mess he's
made in a very short time. Not to mention that the vice president
was doing business with Saddam a mere two years ago.
Oh, but let's not nit-pick. I have bigger fish to make a
Tom Daschle and Co. made a spectacular display this last
week. It was as if they finally got a grip on just how much
they've been manipulated. They finally got tired of being
kicked around, bullied, lied about and so on and so on and
got mad enough to realize they had dignity at one time. They
didn't have to be Georgie's play things. They realized that
their legs still worked and they could use them to stand up
instead of using them to aid them in their little footsie
game with the Incompetent.
They realized the true meaning of "Patriotism."
But they may not keep it going, I fear. There's that "November
thing" coming up. Yet, they don't seem to realize just how
good they finally made the majority feel after all this time.
They keep forgetting that they represent the majority of Americans!
We were galvanized for a short time and it was right and it
was good. They finally spoke for most of us.
Tom, Ted, Robert and Company, you really need to keep this
in mind. Bush II has no mandate . . . never did and, hopefully,
His take on the problems with the Homeland Security Department
is that he wants to engage in union busting, plain and simple.
His trouble with Saddam is personal and political. Call it
what it is. All this garbage that he "might have this and
he might have that" is speculation for political purposes!
You know that. Those of us who can think and reason know that.
The economy is in the tank, he has no plan to solve the problem
- stop allowing yourselves to be led by a person who does
not lead in his own circles. And, above all . . .
Stop letting them use 9/11 as an excuse to do what you know
in your hearts is wrong!
You must continue to stop the Pickerings from infesting the
courts. You must look beyond the fact that our Intelligence
Agencies let us down prior to 9/11 and look into why
they let us down. You must bring up the name John O'Niell
in the independent inquiries. You must bring up the sudden
surge of put stock activity in the days prior to September
11th. You must investigate Harkin and Halliburton. You must
insist on Cheney turning over the energy policy documents
or slap the cuffs on him.
You need to realize that this is the most corrupt, dangerous
administration ever and we are being "led" by a passive-aggressive
megalomaniac. You need to realize that the German Minister
of Justice was not the first person to make the connection
between Hitler's and Bush II's similarities. People all over
the world have been doing it for quite some time. And with
good reason. And you all know it. And we know it.
We also know that Karl and Andy decided that politicizing
the so-called "war" would benefit Republicans. They are beneath
contempt and you need to point this out again and again. You
need to remember that you people are allowed to play the game
just as much as they are. And you also need to remember that
we are all here. We've been waiting for you to finally stand
up to these criminals. We've been waiting for you to prove
that there is more than one political party in America. We've
been waiting for you to finally speak for the majority. That
would be us.
We need you to finally lead America instead of bending over
for this undeserving, pampered ingrate. We know Bush isn't
that bright and so do you. We know he has no business squatting
in the White House and so do you. We know he does not have
the best interests of this country in mind and so do you.
We know this is the most corrupt group of vermin ever to infest
the White House and so do you.
But above all, please don't tease the majority of Americans
by being a wolf for one day . . . and a sheep for the rest
of the year. These are dangerous times, yet the greatest danger
we face comes from within the walls of the White House.
Don't allow these self serving, draft dodging "fortunates"
to determine our future and our children's future.
Don't lose the momentum and never lose the anger.
We're here. We've always been here. We've been just waiting
for the rest of you to show up.