from: A Bulk Rate on Printing Subpoenas? By David Swanson
There can be no denying now that America's citizens are in strong agreement that a drastic change of direction is absolutely needed and that governmental corruption is the foremost issue that must addressed immediately. The years of the Presidency of George W. Bush will be remembered as a pathetic display of pervasive incompetence, corruption and cronyism at best, and as a treasonous horror pushing us to the precipice of the downfall of this glorious Republic at worst as multiple investigations commence in January.
The leaders have already stepped up. They ran for office - and many won, they made phone calls, they went door-to-door, they petitioned, they wrote their editors, they debated with their friends, they protested, they blogged, they fought voter suppression and election fraud. They voted. Many broke with their political party in order to do so. And they prayed.
The leaders, true American citizen patriots who sooner or later saw clearly through the smokescreen of the corporate media, the partisan hack ideologues and the religious hypocrites - are back in charge of the nation.
The leaders: Christians, Muslims, Atheists, Jews, Buddhists, et al - who saw through the "Christian" facade of the Radical Republican Christian Right wolves - the wolves who stole their way into power in the bloodless coup of 2000 and have been covertly pursuing their war profiteering, citizen suppressing agenda while lying to, terrifying and distracting us for six ardous years. The true leaders have fired the false ones, or at least many of their enablers and abetters. That was the best we could do - for now.
The leaders - the people - are back in power. To those that led, thank you. To those that didn't:
Follow, or get the hell out of the way.
We are taking our nation back.
Tuesday's election was ultimately a scathing, pervasive indictment by the majority of voting Americans of the incredibly misguided, corrupt, immoral leadership of President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their entire Administration.
A mandate, indeed.
When I slid my ballot into the voting machine at McRae Park in Minneapolis on Tuesday, the number "911" came up. I was the nine hundred and eleventh voter at my precinct polling place. A coincidence to be sure, but 911 represents two things:
1). An emergency call. This election was an emergency. The health, perhaps even the continued existence of our nation a we know it was at risk. It was the most important election of my lifetime - maybe of our nation's 230 year history.
2). 9/11. The events of September 11th, 2001 provided the justification for a comprehensive assault on the "inalienable" freedoms, liberties and identifiable character of Americans as codified in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights as well as our commitment to the Geneva Accords, the Nuhremberg Principles, World Peace, and finally the innocent civilians of Iraq.
The events of September 11th, 2001 also were used to justify the theft of billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury as funneled into Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown & Root and other "CheneyCo" and "CheneyCrony" bank accounts as well as billions of dollars in resources rightfully owned by the Iraqi people.
The events of 9/11 could not have possibly taken place without inside help. That isn't conspiracy theory, that is fact.
The planes could not have possibly gotten through to their targets without a "stand down" order - possibly by the same man who arranged long before to have most of our SAC fighters out of range for "exercises".
The towers in New York City could not have fallen as they did except as controlled demolitions. See "911 Mysteries: Demolitions". The inner core verticle columns must have been severed. There is ample evidence from photographs of angle cuts on the columns, video footage of dozens of "squibs" as well as traces of thermite found at the scene.
Parts of Flight 93 could not have been scattered over seven miles without exploding in mid-air. Onboard bomb? Surface-to-Air missile? We need to know.
Cell phones from Flight 93 could not have reached family members on the ground. Ever tried? How far do you have to be from a tower before you lose a signal? How often do you lose your call when transferring from tower to tower? How quickly do transfers occur at 500 m.p.h.?
Treasonous bastards could not have nearly stolen America from us without 9/11: their "New Pearl Harbor", so conveniently occuring ten months after the White House infestation began.
BushCo. would not have suppressed the 9/11 investigation for 411 days if they didn't have something to hide.
The first order of business for the new Congress in January absolutely must be pervasive investigations into the events of 9/11 along with pre-war lies, FISA spying violations, cronyism contracts, billions of dollars missing in Iraq, connections with ENRON's theft of California's millions, torture and other war crimes, etc., etc., etc.
It is a brand new day. Let's get to work. We've got a House of Representatives we must pressure. They have criminals to investigate, indict, convict and impeach. If they don't, they must go out in the second Wave in 2008 no matter what their party affiliation.