In this exchange which took place on Tuesday’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, I was literally stunned and outraged at this exchange between Matthews and Frank Gaffney (Fmr. Asst. Defense Secretary). Read below:
Matthews: "You guys sold the war as a nuclear threat to the United States. You sold every trick you could to get us into this war. And now you're backpedaling. And I do find it astounding....four thousand people are dead because of the way you feel and, Frank Gaffney, you're wrong about this."
Gaffney: "It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die. The danger was inaction could have resulted in the death of a great many more Americans than 4,000. And that's the reason I'm still delighted that we did what we did."
First, is Gaffney prophetic that in stating, “The danger was inaction could have resulted in the death of a great many more” No one can adequately foretell the future. But, his verbiage of stating that over 4,000 U.S. soldiers along with innocent Iraqis and let us not forget them in this death count “had to die” is beyond using any words to define one’s anger towards this psychopath. I call him a psychopath for this one reason is that he took “delight” in their deaths. Psychopaths do not realize that their immoral actions do have dire and deadly consequences as well as a backlash. Simply put, they just do not give a damn.
When Matthews told Gaffney that he was “wrong about this.” No truer words could have been spoken and men like Hans Blix and Scott Ritter can attest to this fact. I have often called them the go-to-men who asserted that Iraq did not pose any threat to us since they were weapons inspectors. What must they be thinking of this reselling of this horrific war. Like the rest of us, outraged!
There are times where I just wish one of these war-hawks had the courage of their convictions to say such an unconscionable statement before those who actually count in all of this. The family members whose loved ones came home in caskets. The ones that this Bush administration did not allow the American people to see. Dare I say Gaffney would have had more than a shoe thrown at him as was done to President Bush in his farewell visit to Iraq? Oh you betcha!
Come on, Gaffney if you truly believe that line of crap which it is, I dare you to say that in front of any angry Iraqi mob that has burnt the American flag as we have seen during these past years since the beginning of this slaughter.
Buzzflash.com has on its front page this question: “What would you throw at Bush? (Buzzflash is non-violent, so any answer that would result in bodily harm will be deleted. Humiliation, shame, and embarrassment are what we are looking for.)” I feel that this question directly ties into Gaffney’s horrific assertions that our soldiers and innocent Iraqis had to die.
Embedded within one of my pieces which has been the top ranked editorial on my blog for months now are pictures of soldiers whose faces have been completely blown off. I have also included pictures of dead Iraqi children and I would first tie them to a chair, tape their eyes open and make sure they watch continuous feeds of this whole-sale slaughter. For my reader’s sake, I have urged caution upon reading it due to its content.
I also would throw a copy of the U.S. Constitution which Bush once said was a “God damn piece of paper” To these psychopaths, this sacred document means nothing to them.
Another item or items that I would throw at not only Bush, and Cheney as well as Gaffney would be manikin-parts signifying the limbs that have been lost by our soldiers.
Lastly, the item that I feel counts most which could have prevented this preemptive strike and invasion of Iraq would have been the Bush V. Gore decision that gave the presidency to the wrong man. In front of Bush and war-hawks like Gaffney, I would have burnt it as a symbolic act that this one decision did more harm to this country than any past administrations.
We the American people must not be fooled again as Bush goes on his legacy-tours trying to resell this war to all of us. When so many Americans clearly do not favor his war, his answer to all of us is, “So what!” What the American people must be saying to themselves in defiance of these war-hawks is never again! We as a collective of free thinkers must condemn these neo-conservatives and do so consistently so that history will truly remember them for who they were: Murdering liars without a conscience.
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