March 7, 2003
Yesterday marked the beginning of a month-long war game
that is sponsored by South Korea and the United States. This
game is being played in a deadly arena where one mistake and
one miscalculation can upset a balance that is falling into
North Korea was named by George Bush as a part of an "axis
of evil" in his State of the Union address in 2002. With the
impending war in Iraq only days or weeks away (per the WH
official line), North Korea has every justification needed
to make our lives much more difficult. Kim Jong Il is not
a well-balanced leader and has his own messianic complex to
On Sunday, March 2, four North Korean jets traveled wingtip
to wingtip with an American spy plane, at one time using radar
to target the American plane. The Bush administration's diplomatic
response was to send two dozen bombers to the island of Guam.
That's our George, so limited in his dialogue and dialect
that he cannot speak without a loaded weapon. Talking softly
is definitely not his forte. Obviously Teddy Roosevelt's advice
will not be taken by this administration.
Witnessing the playground bully tactics of pushing, shoving
and moving the target to unreachable heights with regard to
Iraq has only led the North Korean government to realize that
there is little to lose by playing the "diplomatic" game by
the Bush standards.
Our George is the bomb-'em-first-and-ask-questions-of-no-one
kind of guy. He certainly doesn't feel that he needs to answer
any questions from anyone. He believes his role is to make
the decisions about whom to prosecute, who to kill and where
to attack. He doesn't give press conferences that are not
scripted and he does not appear before unscreened audiences.
It is hardly likely that he will reach out to North Korea.
We watched his televised appearance last week before the American
Enterprise Institute. This was a prime example of an "approved"
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a very well funded
right wing think tank. Richard Perle, Assistant Secretary
of Defense, is a "resident scholar" with AEI. Perle
has been a leading protagonist for the coming war with Iraq.
John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and
International Security, was a Senior Vice President of AEI.
Actually, this administration is rife with AEI "scholars."
We have Dick Cheney, Lawrence Lindsay, Paul O'Neill and Glenn
Hubbard (the last three have since "resigned" from
the Bush administration) and Lynn Cheney is still listed as
a "Senior Fellow" of the AEI. Kenneth (Kenny Boy)
Lay resigned from the AEI in disgrace after the Enron debacle.
As sad as it seems to be, it appears that ordinary people
will not be allowed as an audience for George Bush. He will
not be knocking back brewskies with the "common" folk regardless
of his lack of verbal skills. The lack seems designed to throw
everyone off balance, to make it appear that he lacks the
finesse to present himself before the leaders of other countries
and to grasp the complexities necessary to lead our once great
nation forward in peace and prosperity.
This George Bush is a dangerous man. He fails to regard
the true threats to our "homeland." We face increased threats
of terrorism because of the choices of the Bush administration.
We have a diminished capacity to care for our own because
of the Bush economic policies. He has plundered the treasury
and is leading our military into a quagmire of unrelenting
wars with whomever he chooses in his pursuit of global conquest.
We are not being represented in our Congress by thorough
and thoughtful debate. We have been blind-sided by the lowest
forms of corruption within all branches and our democracy
has turned into a plutocracy.
We are a hair's breadth away from tyranny in its worst form
and we, the people, need to quickly find a way to return this
country to sanity.