Iraq, Then the World
February 28, 2003
By Bridget Gibson
The war on Iraq is but the first step in the plan. The global
hegemony that is sought by the Bush administration is being
laid out in steps broad and intricate. Small pieces of news
float out at odd moments, laying the groundwork for the desensitization
of the American population.
Was it just over a year ago that we were allowed to peek
at Donald Rumsfeld's Nuclear Review Policy (NPR) that disclosed
the targets of our future nuclear warheads? For those with
a short memory, the list is as follows: Russia, China, North
Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Libya.
As we are now witnessing, they are not necessarily targeted
in that order, but here we go first to Iraq.
John Bolton, Undersecretary of State met with officials in
Israel on Monday, February 17, 2003. He said that he had no
doubt that the United States would attack Iraq and that afterwards
it would be necessary to deal with the threats from Syria,
Iran and North Korea.
Also on Monday, February 17, 2003, North Korea stated that
it would possibly withdraw from the Armistice Agreement of
1953 - the one that ended the conflict that so many of our
United States servicemen fought and died in - because of the
bellicosity of the Bush administration.
George Bush and his administration have made this world a
much more dangerous place in which to live by their continual
saber-rattling, name calling and treaty destroying ways.
In just over two short years, George Bush has failed to behave
in a responsible manner that kept the population of this country
secure in the knowledge that diplomats and level heads were
occupying the highest offices of our nation.
We were told that the "adults were in charge" and
that a "seasoned team of experts" would comprise
his cabinet. What we have been offered in actuality are Ronald
Reagan Iran-Contra retreads and neo-conservative ideologues
that lust for the end of the world.
If we do not wake up soon, my fellow citizens, we will have
nothing. We will have no Constitutional rights, no safety
behind our windows covered with duct tape and visqueen and
no security in the knowledge of a planet on which to live.
The Bush administration is now planning on how to reduce
the amount of warning the test sites in the western US desert
would need to be reactivated to produce an entirely new nuclear
When Bush unleashes his terror upon the world, there will
be no safe hiding place. The color coded terror alerts and
the Department of Homeland Security will offer no refuge.
There will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. If you want
answers, ask the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This is not a discussion about what political party you should
be aligned with. This is a warning shot across the bow.
If you do not understand death and destruction today, you
will be understanding it very soon.