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What is it with all the hog-wash these days?

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                                                    1. Refuse given to hogs; swill
                                                    2. Any worthless stuff
                                                    3. Meaningless  or insincere talk, writing,

                                                        etc; nonsene, bunk

So much of what George W. Bush and Dick Cheney spoke, during their time of holding this country hostage to fear, cronyism and war, had the ring of hog-wash to it, so much so, that ultimately, even the people who’d once believed in their words, almost as if they were listening to sacred words from God, began to have doubts about the veracity of Bush’s words (Cheney‘s too), to the point that many who had defended Bush and his Darth Vader, were, by the end of Bush’s reign of fear and terror, mumbling things like, “o, no, there he goes again!” Or, “who does he think he’s kidding?”

Toward the end of his reign, the Bush hog-wash didn’t wash; people began to see through his disingenuous discourse … better yet, people began to see through his hypocritical ingenuity to create tension, his ability to stretch the truth (fabricate lies and make them seem like true facts), particularly as it related to excuses and pretexts for his, “war on terror,” his, “reign of torture, waterboarding and his denial that waterboarding is not torture …”  Paradoxically, Bush waged a war of terror and fear against this country.

Now we have in Leon Panetta, Obama’s CIA Director, a continuity of the spilling of the Bush hog-wash, with his request to Federal magistrates, and his appeal to the public, through the media mouthpieces, that Bush era documents on taped CIA interrogations should be kept sealed because their release would endanger national security.


Mr. Panetta, I have to say, your words these days have the same insincere ring to them as they did when they were uttered by Bush, or his Poppy, or his puppeteer, Señor Cheney. Then they actually sounded more like the words of a sinner doing everything he can to hide his sins from the light of truth.  A cover-up. Yes. He fed the public, we the people,  words to cover up his crimes and keep, we the people, paralyzed by fear so we could not judge the severity of his crimes. 

Through the use of fear, Bush wanted to hide the link between himself, his crimes, and we the people.

Yes. We the people.

But you, Mr. Panetta,  having seen the proof of those crimes, are setting yourself up as the ultimate arbiter, the one judge who continues to conceal the proof of Bush’s sins.

Your excuse that bringing the evidence of Bush’s crimes to light will imperil national security because it will show the enemy what we know about him, simply just reeks of hog-wash.

Do you not think that the enemy already knows what we know about him? 

Of course they do, and of course you know that. 

Twisted logic there Mr. Panetta; the kind of twisted logic that makes me think of Poppy’s  covert CIA hands manipulating you.  Pushing you to make the statement uttered by you, June 9th. A statement which also carries with it a tinge of the kind of arrogance and fear the Bush/Cheney ticket spread around for eight years to every confine of this country.  In my mind, it is Poppy who is the ultimate fear mongerer, however; and I can almost hear the low, nasal complaining, almost desperate cry of Poppy Bush urging you, perhaps even by some sort of threat, to conceal the horrors, the tarnish that his son laid upon this country.  They, the Bushes who want to be elevated (and have already elevated themselves) to the stature of bronze statue heroes wherever  those are placed to honor the great, or the tilted great … or …. in some cases thieves, dictators and misguided souls who pulled the wool over an entire people’s eyes.

And you, like Eric Holder, who, I once thought of as integral but has now become a major disappointment, have no qualms but to go along with the Bushes game of stash and hide, or dungeons and dragons, or when there is no excuse, fear is the only excuse.

Truth always surfaces, even if it takes years for it to do so.  When it does, it is usually healing! What you will not reveal through a policy of candor and openness today, will be revealed at some point, through leaks, or a new policy under a new CIA director in a new administration in years to come who is not governed by any kind of Bush fear. Just you wait and see Mr. Panetta, just you wait ...  Sort of like the, “just you wait and see Mr. Higgins, just you wait …” song in that Eliza Doolittle movie better known as My Fair Lady.

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