Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Go Keith Olberman, and Cheney's Panic

Go Keith Olberman
(video at truthout.org)

Cheney’s panic is so blatantly obvious

What a wonderful turn of events in the uncovering of truth. Cheney himself has gone into such a state of panic that his latest response to Congress’s opposition to sending more troops to Iraq is showing more closely his true, soiled, colors.

He declared Hitler style that Bush is the only one who should have say in what happens in Iraq, there is no room for democracy in the matter, and that congress should just put up and shut up. Below are 2 quotes from today’s CNN article for your perusal:

"’The president is the commander in chief. He's the one who has to make these tough decisions,’ Cheney said.” (Never mind that the American people just screamed at the top of their lungs last November that they do not approve of Bush’s approach to the Iraq war – yet Bush blunders on with it)

"’He's the guy who's got to decide how to use the force and where to deploy the force,’ Cheney said. ‘And Congress obviously has to support the effort through the power of the purse. So they've got a role to play, and we certainly recognize that. But you also cannot run a war by committee.’"

Then he proceeds to lure Iran and Syria into our warring sights (as if it wasn’t already clear enough their next victims) by declaring the war in Iraq “an existential conflict”.

"’This is an existential conflict,’ Cheney said. ‘It is the kind of conflict that's going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years. We have to prevail and we have to have the stomach for the fight long term.’"

“The White House also said Sunday that Iranians are aiding the insurgency in Iraq and the U.S. has the authority to pursue them because they ‘put our people at risk.’"

Existential conflict? What the hell does that mean? Is he referring to his twisted, yet now transparent, plee that the US is bringing freedom to the middle east? Notice how he uses this to segway into his plan of involving the US in conflicts like this for the next 20 – 40 years. Existential indeed. God is dead. And we have killed him.

Personally I’m thrilled to see such panic from Cheney. And yet I’m also afraid. Alert to the possibilities of an American populous that will not allow Bush and Cheney to wield the country as their subservient sword in the battle to take over the world. How will the American people respond to Bush’s boldface rejection?

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it?

Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Section 125, tr. Walter Kaufmann


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