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Friday, July 06, 2007

Politics - The Time Has Come

No, I am not the walrus, not even the LOLrus, but the time has indeed come to speak of many things. Most importantly, of impeaching Dick Cheney.

The Snarl has gone too far in commuting Libby's sentence. He needs to be permanently removed from office and barred - together with his harridan of a wife - from ever exercising any political power again. Please, I'm begging you - the only way to get this started is to contact your representatives, and your relatives and friends. Call everyone you know and ask them to contact their representative. Preferably send an email, or a letter, or a postcard. It only needs to say two words: IMPEACH CHENEY. You can add "NOW" and many bangs, if you wish. But do it. Do it today. And ask your friends and relatives to do the same. Because this man is destroying every thing this country ever had or stood for. There will be nothing left for your children, and your children's children, if he is not stopped immediately.

Bear in mind that his wife was urging him to start a war with China, and that the mess in Iraq is of his making. If we don't remove him from office now, he will start a war with Iran. We cannot afford that, just as we cannot afford his insane warmongering policies and malignant hatred.
At the first meeting, one Republican woman on the commission said that the overwhelming threat was from China. Sooner or later the U.S. would end up in a military showdown with the Chinese Communists. There was no avoiding it, and we would only make ourselves weaker by waiting. No one else spoke up in support.

The same thing happened at the second meeting -- discussion from other commissioners about terrorism, nuclear proliferation, anarchy of failed states, etc, and then this one woman warning about the looming Chinese menace. And the third meeting too. Perhaps more.

Finally, in frustration, this woman left the commission.

"Her name was Lynne Cheney," Hart said. "I am convinced that if it had not been for 9/11, we would be in a military showdown with China today." Not because of what China was doing, threatening, or intending, he made clear, but because of the assumptions the Administration brought with it when taking office. (My impression is that Chinese leaders know this too, which is why there are relatively few complaints from China about the Iraq war. They know that it got the U.S. off China's back!)

Lee Hamilton, who had also been on the commission, was sitting at the same lunch table and backed up Hart's story. Another chapter in the annals of missed opportunities in recent years.

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