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We're dealing with the bloody entrails instead of the bomber.

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I read every day about the effects of the latest George Bush atrocity.  Articles dealing with what a horrible thing it is and how it has this or that effect.  I'm as guilty as anyone for trying to point out the illegality of Bush's Iraq war and documenting the chaos and destruction it has caused, for pointing out the effect of the Republicanization of our government, and the effect of other Bush outrages.  And, all the while, it is George Bush who is the catalyst for this witch's brew.

What we're doing is picking through the bloody entrails of exploded principles, holding up the shredded guts of a blown-up ideal and wailing and moaning about the damage done while trying to figure out how to put our basic principles and ideals back together again.  We're fooling around trying to perform emergency surgery on our destroyed principles, trying to sew back together our ripped apart ideals.

We've been focusing on the results of Bush's bombing campaign on our country instead of focusing on the bomber.  We've been paying attention to the effect of Bush's lawlessness instead of Bush's lawlessness.  Instead of pointing out what an awful thing Bush is we've been going on about what awful things Bush has done.

Talking about what awful things Bush has done has absolutely no effect on the cause of the awful things: George Bush.  It doesn't change the fact that Bush is still President, is still, unbelievably, in control of our country.  The most villainous, the most lawless, the most inhuman, the most soulless man to ever occupy the Office of the President is, in spite of all that, still President.

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Until George Bush and since the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution there has never been in the history of the United States an opportunity as ripe as right now for a real statesman or stateswoman to come forward and show that character of leadership, that integrity, that adherence to principle and ideal and will of purpose shown by the founders that our country's existence depends on.  This is a revealing moment in out history.  It can reveal the return of freedom and lawful government or it can be the continuing revelation of the monstrosity that is the Bush presidency.

Our leaders in Congress have been collaborators with George Bush in his crimes against natural, statute, international and Constitutional law.  Funding Bush's illegal war and allowing a criminal to remain in the White House are also crimes.

There are only two people, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, who have the opportunity, the power and the position to step forward, draw a line in the sand as Travis did at the Alamo, and tell George Bush that it's all or nothing, that he either steps into the rational world and steps out of the White House, or they will destroy him.  They have the power to do that.  They pretend that they don't, but they do.  All they have to do is stop doing what George Bush wants them to do.

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I don't think that Pelosi or Reid have the slightest understanding that they have the rare chance to repeat the heroic acts of the men who rebelled against another tyrant George, King George III, and risked all or nothing.  They don't understand that they could be remembered in history as the people who stood up to George Bush and saved the United States instead of being remembered as the people who collaborated with him and destroyed it.

If George Bush is allowed to continue, that is surely what will happen.  Talking about how bad it is what Bush has done will not prevent it.  Those two people must be made to see that they are our, and their, only chance.

History has written off George Bush as another sunk loss.  History is calling from the future on Pelosi and Reid.  They are in history's spotlight, right here, right now.  They still have the opportunity and they have the obligation to say, no more, and bring an end to the despicable Bush reign.  I hope that they will listen.  We can't do it by ourselves.  They are the only ones who can.  We need them to and we empowered them to do it for us.  That's what we pay them for and as long as Bush is President, they haven't earned their pay. 

We read every day about people who are being paid to do a job and aren't doing it.  To take the money and not do the job is called fraud, a very common practice, it seems, among politicians.

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Ed Martin is an ordinary person who is recovering from being badly over-educated. Born in the middle of the Great Depression, he is not affiliated with nor a member of any political, social or religious organization. He is especially interested in (more...)

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