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I'm glad that Fox tried to bushwhack Bill Clinton the other day. They had it coming. I'm so tired of these political neo-con "hit men" posing as "news" people. They all have an agenda. One thing that bothered me, even though Bill Clinton got a little angry, was that he still had the presence of mind not to attack back in the way that it should have happened. If that had been me, if I could have been allowed to speak my mind on Fox TV, I would have been the meanest son of a b*tch that has ever hit the small screen. Everyday, I seem to find something that gets me upset.

One thing that I'm really upset over, is how fast Lindsey Graham and John McCain and Warner, all rolled over for this President. I thought that they were against torture. Did they really believe that they were doing the right thing? If they did, they were taken for a ride. I read the "compromise" on the Geneva Convention. and the evidence procedures for the detainees, along with the right of counsel, and for the life of me, it's all of it so garbled and contradictory, that I don't know what the hell they agreed on. Why did the Democrats let those three Republicans be the point men on that question anyway? What the hell did they think was going to happen? Where are their principles? In an article printed by The Seattle Times today, the article stated that;

"This is a bill that's essentially going to continue to allow coercive interrogations," said Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which has represented about 500 detainees, many of them held for more than four years at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Not only that, but it goes on to say that"Republicans all but dared Democrats to vote against the plan, suggesting that would turn off voters and kill the Democrats' efforts to take back control of either chamber of Congress in November elections".

Is this any way to run a country? Do the Democrats really believe the voters of this nation will respect them if they just stand there and do nothing, while the Right wing torturers get their way by pretending to break ranks, only to change the wording in a back room and come out with a compromise that doesn't change a thing? Is this what we can expect if god-forbid McCain gets to sit in the oval office? What a sham! This is a black mark for Graham, McCain, Warner, the Republicans and the Democrats too. In fact, this is not just a black mark for America, it's a dark cloud over our Bill of Rights and a threat to our freedom and liberty. They are setting a precedent here, a precedent that may well be used on American citizen's facing "trumped-up accusations of terrorism". This is a pot starting to boil. How long will it be until in the name of "protecting American citizen's", our government becomes responsible to nobody except itself? Does the American public think that this country has been somehow inoculated against an authoritarian, dictatorial, nationalistic form of government?

These games that are being played un Washington have got to stop. What we need to do, is vote a straight party line for the Democrats. The Republicans just can't be trusted not to start World War III. They can't follow the Constitution, and they can't seem to win this war. The Democrats don't deserve to be elected either, but we don't have the time to get a third party going before the mid-term elections, believe me brother, I tried. After these elections, we need to start investigations on every lie this administration has told in the last six years. Then we need to purge the Democrats of all the idiots and every corporate and special interest minion. While we do that, the Republicans will be purging their own party of the people that were responsible for losing Congress. If we can't do that, then we start another party or enact campaign reform. At least we will have two years to work on it. So let's paint this country blue for now, and hope for the best. It doesn't work well or get along with others when it's painted red, in fact it can't get out of it's own way. Believe me, I don't make this stuff up.
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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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