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Bon Appétit, America

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Satiating a Gnawing Hunger for Vengeance

Throughout Bush's tenure in the White House, our Commander in Chef and his staff of gourmets have prepared a veritable smorgasbord of propagandistic delights for the psyches of those who still cling to the myth of America's innate superiority.

American Exceptionalism is a pathological fiction which our wealthy and corporate elites have cynically employed for years to justify their acts of imperialism, exploitation, enslavement, and genocide. America's current regime has taken this rationalization for crimes against humanity to new heights.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death is the latest Haute cuisine to emerge from the perverse kitchen of America's ruling elite. Bush's sub-30% approval rating indicated that the minds of America's masses were starving for propaganda to realign their thinking.

Strauss's disciples responded with a particularly delicious meal. On 6/8/06 George Bush presided over the execution of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A butcher of over a hundred thousand human beings sentenced a murderer of a relative handful of people to die by explosion. American justice was served, ladies and gentlemen.

"Father, we thank you for providing us with this blessed bounty which will satisfy our wretched masses' ravenous appetite for violence, drama, revenge, and evidence of their righteousness. And bless Israel, the World Bank, Tony Blair, and Fox News. Amen."

While the Neocons and their bellicose supporters are thanking their God for bestowing the blessing of Zarqawi's execution upon America and the "free world", this killjoy sees very little cause for celebration.

Isn't it obvious that we're winning?

Proudly displaying their macabre trophy picture of Zarqawi, the US military and its hand-maidens in the mainstream media now have "tangible proof" that America is succeeding in the "War on Terror". Never mind that Osama bin Laden, a man who walks with a cane and survives on dialysis, is still at large nearly five years after 9/11. Forget the fact that many of the "terrorists" exist as reactionaries to unwavering American support of the ruthless Israeli squatters in Palestine and cruel tyrants like the Shah of Iran. Disregard the knowledge that the Iraqi Resistance shows little or no sign of relenting, despite the staggering human and financial toll the invasion has taken on the United States.

Marvel at our humanity...

Speaking about Zarqawi on behalf of the invading US forces, Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday via a video link from Baghdad, Iraq:

"Despite the fact that this person actually had no regard for human life, we were not going to treat him in the same manner. And so, they did clean his face up for the shots that were shown publicly."

How humane of them to clean up their trophy before displaying it to the public. Did they also cleanse their victims in Fallujah or Haditha? If you are going to kill someone, you can at least have the human decency to clean them up afterwards.

The buck doesn't stop on his desk...

Noted for his unfettered presentation of the truth, Mike Whitney recently wrote a piece concerning the mainstream media complex's complicity in perpetuating the Iraqi Occupation. Mike opined:

"The bloody footprints from Haditha lead straight to the corporate headquarters at Time Warner and FOX News. They are every bit as guilty as anyone who served in Kilo Company."

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